Day One

This story actually begins in the summer of 2015, when I first flew an open cockpit MTO Sport gyroplane from Austin, Texas to Los Angeles, then up the coast to San Francisco, then back to Austin. It was one of the most transformative trips I have ever taken, and the memories of those three weeks never fails to evoke a smile. I had flown many cross countries in gyros and airplanes, but there was just something special about this trip.

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My open cockpit MTO Sport from AutoGyro USA

Now, at long last, I have the opportunity to relive that journey…or part of it, at least.

Since April of…


I originally wrote this as a “note” on Facebook shortly after the death of DC colorist Adrienne Roy. As today is her birthday, I wanted to remember her here and tell others about her kindness, and possibly inspire others to do the same.

First, a little background.

When I was a little boy of 10 years old growing up in southern West Virginia in the seventies, like most boys in those days I loved to read comic books. But I didn’t just read them, I absorbed them…I knew the origin stories, the arch-nemeses, and the various ancillary characters that surrounded…

John Nagle

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