Antithesis is Wayne Farley's commentary on how he see things, which is often at variance with those commonly held. He takes pride in his dissenting views, but respects those of others. The whole intent of his blog is to share experiences, stimulate thoughts and provoke conversations.

About Wayne

Wayne Farley spent the better half of his life working in Air Traffic Control and Safety Management in two jurisdictions. He started an aviation blog in 2009 and one year later a post titled "13 Characteristics of an Air Traffic Controller" launched him into the stratosphere.

Alongside his aviation career, Wayne has been designing websites, logos and just about anything that can be printed or posted online. Throught it all, he has been blogging on various topics both for himself and his customers.



book review

As an avid reader, I am perpetually amazed by stories of triump whether it is someone's life or a company that have persevered through a tangled web of obstacles.


our world

Local and international events shape our world. Everyone have opinions, and so do I. The only facts that matter are the lessons we learn and the paths we follow.



Morning runs, exotic foods, beer and travel are just some of the things that I enjoy. I am always happy to share my thoughts and experiences along the way.

recent posts


Teotihuacán, The Ancient Mesoamerican City

June 1, 2020

Teotihuacán is an ancient Mesoamerican city located 25 miles northeast of modern-day Mexico City. It is home to pyramids built in the pre-Columbian Americas.


The Aeronauts

April 24, 2020

The Aeronauts is a movie following the adventures of scientist James Glaisher and aeronaut Amelia Wren in a balloon that eventually reached 36,000 feet.


Sounds of the Wild

April 22, 2020

The sounds of the wild have been around for millions of years, but the vast majority of these can only be heard miles away from civilization, and in urban areas if only we can mute the man-made noise.


The Color of Water

February 17, 2017

The 'Color of Water' is a book written by James McBride, a mixed race man born to a white Jewish mother and a black man. The book provides an insight into the tumultuous life of interracial couples and mixed children.


Winning is a Habit

February 15, 2017

University of Connecticut Women's Basketball Team Records 100th Straight Win – that was the headlines emblazoned across newspapers following the team's most recent win. Winning! It sounds surreal, but it has happened.


Frederick Douglass: Escaping Slavery

February 8, 2017

Historic accounts of slavery in the New World seemed like a colossal distance in time far removed from my reality. This is until I read Frederick Douglass' book Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass which transported me back to the horrors.


The Strength in Diversity

February 7, 2017

Whenever you are confronted with a problem that requires a solution, consider the strength in having a diverse group of people weigh in. The result could be monumental.


Habits of the wealthiest people

July 26, 2014

There are many self-made millionaires and billionaires who maneuvered their way from ordinary to extraordinary. We all have the potential to grow wealth likewise. Perhaps you can start by adopting some of their habits.


Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

December 6, 2013

Nelson Mandela epitomizes the words "freedom fighter", moving South Africa from decades of an apartheid system to a society where blacks were free.


Miracle in the Andes

March 11, 2012

The ultimate story of survival is set deep in the Andes mountain range in the middle of winter. The story dates back to the 1970′s but the lessons learned are as relevant today as it were back then.

inspiring quotes



Opportunities are everywhere, but we can't see them because we are blinded by prejudice. ~ Wayne Farley



Your mind is for having ideas, not for holding them. ~ David Allen



No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it. ~ Albert Einstein



Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. ~ Mahatma Gandhi


Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.

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