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Patrick Chiles

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in Raleigh, NC, The United States




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I'm a licensed pilot and airline dispatcher with over twenty years of experience in commercial aviation. I've been fortunate to write for a number of aviation magazines, including Air & Space Smithsonian. PERIGEE and FARSIDE are extensions of those adventures.

I currently reside as an expatriate southerner in central Ohio with my wife and children. I enjoy hiking, music, astronomy, BBQ and coffee.

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True to form, Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin pulled off something spectacular yesterday in near-total secrecy: That crashing sound you hear are the “OldSpace” business models collapsing from California to Florida. Perhaps not surprisingly, Elon Musk didn’t take it all that gracefully. I’m actually a little disappointed in himas this shouldn’t take away from anything he’s […] Read more of this blog post »
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“Travis considered the larger one below it. A file drawer. Was it even worth bothering with? What could have been in it but paper? What could be in it now but an inch-deep layer of mold dust?

He opened it.

It contained an inch-deep layer of mold dust.”
Patrick Lee, Ghost Country

“It requires emphasis that the states established the American Republic and, through the Constitution, retained for themselves significant authority to ensure the republic's durability. This is not to say that the states are perfect governing institutions. Many are no more respectful of unalienable rights than is the federal government. But the issue is how best to preserve the civil society in a world of imperfect people and institutions. The answer, the Framers concluded, is to diversify authority with a combination of governing checks, balances, and divisions, intended to prevent the concentration of unbridled power in the hands of a relative few imperfect people.”
Mark R. Levin, The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic

“Today Congress operates not as the Framers intended, but in the shadows, where it dreams up its most notorious and oppressive laws, coming into the light only to trumpet the genius and earnestness of its goings-on and to enable members to cast their votes. The people are left lamebrained and dumbfounded about their "representatives'" supposed good deeds, which usually take the form of omnibus bills numbering in hundreds if not thousands of pages, and utterly clueless about the effects these laws have on their lives. Of course, that is the point. The public is not to be informed but indoctrinated, manipulated and misled.”
Mark R. Levin, The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic

“It is folly to believe that Congress and the president, on their own, will make the necessary and difficult decisions to address the impending financial debacle. After all, they and their predecessors engineered the approaching tsunami. As the situation becomes direr, the federal government's actions will grow more oppressive.”
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