Mr. Douglas at Skydive Sandwich This photo illustrates the following excerpt from Chapter Five: Sugar Alpha: “Tell him his next jump’s on me and I’ll—” Roger said, stopping short as he realized that the windsock had turned 180 degrees since they took off. Then he realized something else and turned toward the end of the … More Chapter 5: Sugar Alpha Summer 1982
Chapter 1: Freak Brothers I found myself going back and reading Sugar Alpha, as a reader this time and not a writer! I am so fond of my family’s history in skydiving that Chapter One made me well up all over again. I’ve heard that these historical chapters read slow to some readers, but to … More Chapter 1: Freak Brothers
Tales from the Trail Plane: A World Record Story All I could see was the flat landscape of the outskirts of Skydive Chicago – Interstate 80, a few industrial buildings, the river… All I had was an in-air radio communication in my ear under my Tonfly helmet. First I hear, “Check, check.” Then, “Red light,” … More Tales from the Trail Plane
I had never heard of Paraquat until Sugar Alpha. It wasn’t clear in my dad’s original manuscript what it was however in later paragraphs he tries to illustrate the sick marijuana harvests, people and animals. So I had to do a little digging. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraquat Basically, Paraquat is an herbicide and during the late 1970s and … More Para – What??