Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

The president of Eastern Airlines Phil Bakes, announced yesterday that the airline has agreed to pay a $9.5 million fine for failing to comply with routine inspections of it's fleet. After an investigation, the F.A.A. said it had found nearly 70 cases in which planes were operated in violation of Federal regulations, sometimes repeatedly. The fine is by far the largest ever imposed by the FAA. Bakes said that Eastern had agreed to the penalty because the prospects of litigation ''were clouding both Eastern's outstanding safety record and Eastern's substantial maintenance improvements.''

Also....check out this post by scholar Craig Conley in which he writes about doodles, highlights one of my napkin doodles and links to a bussiness week article about Doodling in the corporate world.

  1. August 15, 2008 -

    That's excellent! Love the Obama doodle on the napkin, too!

  2. August 15, 2008 -

    Thanks Sue. long ago I asked my wife Donna if she could only buy white napkins without any print so that there's always something close by to draw on. I did that doodle in my kitchen while watching Obama give his speech on race relations. One problem with napkin doodles, the line tends to be lifeless from fear of breaking through the flimsy paper.