My Own True Love is an aviation history bugg, which means I have tiptoed around the edges of the subject. It’s probably not surprising to any of you that the aviation stories that catch my imagination the most strongly are the ones where aviation history and women’s history overlap.  I’m always delighted when a good…

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  I must admit, I bagged Friday’s blog post. I simply wasn’t sure what I could write that was meaningful and/or appropriate in our current troubles. My inbox over the last week has been filled with carefully crafted statements of alliance or calls to action. Many of them are a nervous, well intentioned attempt to…

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If you’re interested in the American Civil War, you’ve probably heard of Dr. Mary Walker.  You probably know that she: 1) Worked as a surgeon in the war 2) Is the only woman to have received the Medal of Honor 3) Wore pants long before it was common for women to wear pants. All those…

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