This Day in History: My Grandmother Became the First Woman to Fly Solo Around the World

My grandmother, Jerrie Mock, was a courageous, spunky woman who didn’t much care for gender-bias. She did love to cook (she was a gourmet chef), but she hated dresses and she hated the idea that a woman couldn’t do whatever she put her mind to. On this day, 56 years ago (1964), she put thatContinue reading “This Day in History: My Grandmother Became the First Woman to Fly Solo Around the World”

A Good Time for Camp NaNoWriMo

This year, thanks to the lock-downs and quarantines, it seems like the perfect time to dedicate my April to doing another NaNo project. Especially as I have some big disappointments in my creative house right now.

The Jerrie Mock Podcast Goes Live Today

I’ll let the podcast do most of the talking, but for anyone who’s intrigued by history, aviation, women making history, or travel, you’ll love the story of my grandmother, Jerrie Mock, first woman to fly around the world. Join us on her 29+ day flight starting in Columbus, Ohio, making her way around the globe,Continue reading “The Jerrie Mock Podcast Goes Live Today”

Hitting That 52+ Countries Goal in 2020

This year, I am the same age that Jerrie Mock (my grandmother and the first woman to fly around the world) was when she made her record-taking flight around the world. In fact, I’m exactly 18 days older than she was. So this year seemed like the perfect time to accomplish one of the twoContinue reading “Hitting That 52+ Countries Goal in 2020”