Joining Them on the Journey

Joining Them on the Journey

Whose footsteps are you walking in? Who left you an example to emulate? Dad wrote that his life was made easier by choosing to follow in the footsteps of his brother, Dr. Irwin K. Stone, M.D. (1920-2008), an internist in Watertown, New York. Irwin built model...
When Do We Call It Quits

When Do We Call It Quits

Some organizations need a funeral because their purpose has expired. Take for instance the Hump Pilots Association(HPA). It officially shut its door in 2005, sixty years after it was organized for the purpose of keeping the bonds of service in the...
Labels, Racism and Change

Labels, Racism and Change

Eric Metaxas’ book 7 Women and the Secret of Their Greatness contains a chapter about Rosa Parks, the mother of the U. S. Civil Rights Movement. When I read it, I realized that Dad and Rosa were in Montgomery, Alabama in 1941 when Dad attended flight school at...
A Giant of a Mentor: Dr. George Hoyt Whipple, M.D.

A Giant of a Mentor: Dr. George Hoyt Whipple, M.D.

Mentors come in many shapes and sizes. One of Dad’s mentors at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry was the founding Dean, Dr. George Hoyt Whipple, M.D. Dad graduated the same year Dr. Whipple stepped down as Dean. Dr. Whipple was a well-known...
Training, training, more training!

Training, training, more training!

James D. Murphy wrote in Business Is Combat about the importance of the United States Air Force’s pilot training program. “No other organization in the world, civilian or military, has structured itself as successfully, trained its people as appropriately, or...