Coming Soon?

Very possibly to be the view from the porch.

No longer a whistle-stop that you’ve probably never heard of. Still on one of the main heavy and passenger rail lines that cross Washington State.

Also, it is apparently not pronounced like the Española that you have heard of. Who knew?

Adjusting the Sails

See also, The Toolbox Fallacy.

I find that I often speak in metaphors. It’s not intentional, necessarily. Sometimes metaphor or a reference to a scene in a movie or a verse in a song or a story conveys meaning far better than a ten thousand words of my own.

Sometimes, just one borrowed line conveys appropriate meaning:

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Not Theodore Roosevelt

As another had remarked, it summarizes and strips away every excuse you have for not doing something.

So, why did I begin this with Adjusting the Sails?

I’ve found that when the wind isn’t going the direction I’d expected, hoped, or planned. It’s time to adjust the sails to weather the continuous metaphorical storms.

I’m adjusting my sails quite significantly and changing my course. I need a sense of meaning… a sense of purpose.

With shaken and shattered confidence in my career field, it’s time to pursue an alternate career.


Donned my riding apparel and took a quick spin through the city. Well, more like a relaxed ride through the city.

Stopped by Felts Field. Just because.

Clearly, it’s branded “Spokane Airport”.

This is a TLDR. Have a read over the wiki page containing a more complete history of KSFF.

Originally established in 1913 on the south shore of the Spokane River, just East of the City of Spokane. It was named Parkwater Airstrip.

In 1920, it was listed by the Spokane Chamber of Commerce as a municipal flying field.

In 1926, the US Department of Commerce recognized Parkwater as one of the earliest airports in the West.

It was renamed to Felts Field (KSFF) in 1927 in honor of James Felts of the Washington Air National Guard, who was killed in a crash in May, 1927.

Commercial traffic shifted from Felts/Parkwater over to Geiger Field (KGEG), about 10 miles to the West from Felts. Geiger is now called Spokane International Airport.

Today, Felts Field is still used for general aviation and hosts active education and training facilities.