Copyright © 2005, Jonathan Paul
This page contain links to some of my writings. For me, writing is a way to
express myself and to relive experiences. My writing is probably not very good
(on an absolute scale) but it is meaningful to me. I share it here with some
reservations since it tends to be personal. But who will ever read my home page
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- The Met
This short story concerns my discovery of the
Metropolitan Opera House in New York while I was a
- Stories My Father Told Me
I didn't write this collection of stories. My father
wrote them down, over a series of fifteen years, to be
retold as parts of chapel talks he made at Blair Academy,
a boys bording school. I have edited them, but it is
really the voice of my father who speaks.
- Alaska Diary
In 1990 my daughter, Victoria, and I flew our plane to
Alaska. This is the story of that trip.
- My Life as a Foster Child
Every life has a few rough moments. This is a story about
one of mine.
- The Shave
Who doesn't profoundly regret some action take in one's
life, some opportunity forever lost.
- The McCuaigs of White County
My ancestors were working people, farmers, who came from
Scotland to Indiana.
- Old Bunny
I wrote this story with the intent to recount the saddest
thing I've ever heard.
- Walking The Thames Path
In 2011 Gayle and I walked the full length of the Thames River. We saw
England as few tourists have.
- Climbing Mount Whitney
At Age 69, I decided that my buket list included climbing Mount Whitney
- How Not To Sell Your Airplane
9208M was part of the family, but we didn't realize it
until he was gone forever.
My Aunt Margery lives in Carmel. She is one of life's
truly remarkable people. This was written in 1991 and
then sat in the drawer for three years, before I gave it
- Bill Mann
In January of 1995 my Uncle Bill died. This is a tribute
to him that I wrote in the hour before his memorial
service. I regret that I did not get up and read it
than, as it would have been very appropriate.
- My Big Sister
This poem is an ode to my sister Anne Paul Law on the
occaision of her 70th Birthday, November 25th,
- Travel Stories
In over 30 years of traveling around the world, I have accumulated many ammusing
and sometimes serious ancedots.
- George Wood
This is my second memorial poem, written for my
father-in-law who died in April, 2000. Gayle asked
me to write something. I wrote it on the plane
coming back from Trinidad for the funeral. But it
is Gayle who is speaking,
- The Queen
Nostalgia for the past is one of my weaknesses,
especially if the past is preserved. This was my first
attempt at rhymed poetry.
- First Mooney
Caravan to Oshkosh
I helped organize and was the flight leader for the first
Caravan to Oshkosh, a flight of 42 airplanes. It felt
like being King.
- Tommy Carter
One meets the very finest of people quite by accident.
When our plane made an emergency landing in Texas, we
found one such person.
The day I discovered horseracing, I also had to retire
some long held prejudices.
I Love My Mooney
Who says an airplane doesn't have feelings?
- A New Instrument Panel for An Older
In 1988 I made a major improvement to our Mooney Aircraft
Why My Father Drinks Budweiser
My daughter wrote this but it's about things me, so maybe
Non-stop Trancontinental Flight
On April 29, 2010, I flew my Mooney non-stop from the Pacific to the Atlantic Oceans.
This flight took a lot of planning
- Belize Honeymoon
In 2004 we flew our Mooney to Belize and Guatemala in the
company of our friends Morten and Monika who were on
In August of 2001 I was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
This is a 2-year diary of my experience with the Gerson
Therapy, an alternative therapy releying on diet. (This
diary is huge)
- Ground Zero
I visited the World Trade Site in the fall of 2003. It
did not proved the theraputic effect I was looking for.
- Early Memories
Between my birth and age five we lived in Schenectady. I
recently found this collection of quirky memories from my
early years. I think small children can be very astute
- [Updated January 24, 2005]