“Earth is humanity’s cradle, but you’re not meant to stay in the cradle forever.” – Konstantin Tsiolkovsky Dreams require planning, work, and progress. Once, humans stared in wonder, looking at the moon and only could rely on imagination as to what it would be like to travel there. A dream of science fiction fancy for…… Continue reading To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone…
With most things, tearing down and destroying is much easier than building and creating. An engineer or architect may spend months designing and drawing up plane, workers may spend more time building and constructing. Building something worthwhile takes time and effort. Any fool can come in with a wrecking ball and tear it down in…… Continue reading The Wisdom of Building, The Foolishness of Destroying
In my past job, I saw many instances where a single individual had a problem with their computer or printer. The priorities of the organization were focused more on mass issues, or problems that impacted whole areas or the ability of our students to work in a specific computer lab. As a manager of the…… Continue reading Smile, and Lend a Hand
Apollo, Where Art Thou I always surge with pride when reflecting on the history of our space program. I grew up in south Florida, close enough to the Kennedy Space Center to be within the shadow of NASA, but not close enough to see quality rocket launches. As a child, I fondly remember seeing many…… Continue reading Apollo, Where Art Thou?
Mom and Dad spent much time making me the person who I am today. The feeling of helping others, and trying to make the world just a bit better through my deeds and words, were all instilled into my being by my parents. They would always be at my little league baseball or school basketball…… Continue reading Gratitude Journal Day 16: Mother’s Day
I love astronomy, but don’t ask me to calculate orbits or to explain the math. I can’t even grab a telescope and know where to look to gaze upon some of our planets. I know that bright “star” in the twilight sky, when no others stars are visible is a planet. Most likely Venus or…… Continue reading Gratitude Journal Day 15: Jupiter
There are times when memories materialize within our minds, which seem to come from nowhere. A lingering scent of something your mom made. The memory of a feeling, a taste, or something you seen before. They appear when we least expect it, but the feelings can be vivid and intense. When this happens, relish in…… Continue reading Gratitude Journal Day 14: Loving Memories