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Space, The Final Frontier

“Even before Apollo 11 — the first lunar landing in July 1969 — the government had already axed the program’s loftier ambitions. Planners had envisioned Apollo leading to a lunar base, for instance, and a manned mission to Mars was … Continue reading

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My Dad – a Book – and ‘Connection’

It’s been just about 9 years now since my dad passed away.  I had never been very close to him, my parents having divorced when I was 6 years old. This post is about a bit of extra connection coming … Continue reading

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So Much More Than Just “The Master of Suspense”

“Dialogue should simply be a sound among other sounds, just something that comes out of the mouths of people whose eyes tell the story in visual terms.” – Alfred Hitchcock – – – – – – – Saturday, the 13th … Continue reading

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In consideration of St. Patrick’s Day

At times I’m a bit embarrassed that I’m an Irishman – that doesn’t drink. That’s kind of an oxymoron isn’t it? An Irishman who doesn’t drink. Much of my family would fit in just fine in an Irish pub. I … Continue reading

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“To the moon, Alice!” – Yep, to the moon – Apollo 11

Ever since I was a kid, watching the broadcast of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin leaving the first human footprints on the moon, I’ve wanted to fly in outer space. But I was well aware of my being a poor … Continue reading

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I take Inspiration wherever I can get it

“I think that most of us, anyway, read these stories that we know are not “true” because we’re hungry for another kind of truth: the mythic truth about human nature in general, the particular truth about those life-communities that define … Continue reading

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Baseball, Books and the delight of Spring

“I didn’t ask for you to feel the way you do. You’re influenced by an illusion. Writers are magicians. They write down words, and, if they’re good, you believe that what they write is real, just as you believe a … Continue reading

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