The philosophy on life is to "live your life" to my way of thinking. I made my mind up on this after growing up on a farm in Iowa and learning there while hay baling, weeding soybeans, and tending cattle; about how to work hard and also to study. After my active military duty time I found that continuing education is the key to keeping guys like me out of the bars and married (I married a teacher and have kept her for 41 years now with two pretty daughters to boot.) I retired from airline flying recently after 28 years as a line pilot. I saw a lot of God's weather in those years. Now I read and reflect and fly every day that I can; I own four classic aircraft and keep them in my two hangars at KRGK. There will come a day for us all when a last check flight must happen...I keep this fact in mind.