Tag Archives: History

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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2016 Reading – My Favorite – ‘The Wright Brothers’

“If I were giving a young man advice as to how he might succeed in life, I would say to him, pick out a good father and mother, and begin life in Ohio.” – Wilbur Wright – – – – … Continue reading

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The Unknown Variable, the ‘X’ in Fiction

“Rough business this movie business. I may have to go back to loan sharking for a rest.” – Chili Palmer, Get Shorty – – – – – – – – It’s probably similar for most bloggers – you plan your … Continue reading

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What Legacy do I leave behind?

“We were all trapped in stories, she said, . . . each of us the prisoner of our own solipsistic narrative, each family the captive of the family story, each community locked within its own tale of itself, each people … Continue reading

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Orville and Wilbur…..and David?!?

Last month my favorite non-fiction writer came out with his latest book. David McCullough’s newest is The Wright Brothers, who we all remember from grade school history class but actually know very little about. McCullough is just the historian to … 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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Pioneers and Heroes – and the Final Frontier

“I watched other men walk on the Moon, and return safely, all from the confines of Mission Control and our house in Houston. I sometimes catch myself looking up at the Moon, remembering the changes of fortune in our long … Continue reading

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