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Poems of Faith and Freedom

Next month, February 2012, will mark the 70th anniversary of the exhibit that helped propel John Magee’s “High Flight” to national attention. The exhibition was called “Poems of Faith and Freedom” and was put on by the Library of Congress.  The Libriarian of Congress, Archibald MacLeish, a poet himself, was responsible […]

A Journey through Space and Time

Last Friday, April 26th, 2013, I made a trip of about 250 miles, the distance between my home in North Carolina and the Library of Congress in Washington D.C.    This particular journey, however, had its true origins nearly 73 years ago on an airfield in Llandow, Wales.  On a […]

Inspiration

While I’ve been working on High Flight – The Movie, I’ve sought inspriration from many sources.  Sometimes it’s music, sometimes it’s movies, sometimes a wonderful letter.  I’d like to share some of what has inspired me. Websites.  There is one website in particular which is wonderful.  When you go to […]

Resurrection!

Long ago I started this Blog, and then it languished for over a year.  Well, I decided it was high time to get it going again!  I have transferred several years worth of News entries from the High Flight Productions website.  Don’t know why… but it does kind of give […]

Past Entries – 2007

November:  If I thought May came quickly, then November really got here fast!  I have re-written the script several times and am narrowing in on what I think is a great end result.  So stay tuned! I continue to do research on Magee, his life and times. May:  Can it […]

Past Entries – 2006

December: December 11th of 2006 – exactly 65 years after John Magee perished in 1941.  There was a memorial service at Digby, England – stay tuned, I hope to be getting some pictures as well as some video of the occasion. November: I have released a new version of the High […]

Past Entries – 2005

January: Well, 2004 just zipped by.  There were quite a few ups and downs in my personal and professional lives.  Lots of opportunities for growth!  The JGM/High Flight biography/documentary project had to go on the back burner for awhile, but I am still intent on completing it! For those of […]

Past Entries – 2004

January:  I have obtained a video recording of John Denver singing FLIGHT (THE HIGHER WE FLY) on the Bob Hope Show.  This is the song that contains the words to High Flight. Not too many entries for 2004… primarily because I was pretty busy welcoming my son Noah into the […]

Past Entries – 2003

November:  I have acquired several letters sent by John Magee’s father to a Mrs. Davidson.  She authored a book that contains High Flight: TWENTY POEMS OF FAITH AND FREEDOM.  I was also able to acquire this remarkable book; it has the English version on the left pages and English on the […]

Past Entries – 2002

What a year!  Found the producer of the sixties USAF television sign-off piece that featured HIGH FLIGHT.  I will certainly be interviewing him for the documentary… it’s a wonderful story in-and-of itself. Amazingly enough, after 10 years of searching, I found not one but TWO 16mm film prints of the HIGH […]