Many of my childhood memories include many trips to airshows. So many fond memories. Seeing the old T-38s of the Thunderbirds during the in the early 1980s, seeing many aerobatic performers, and the countless military jet demonstrations still are still vivid in my memories. Often bringing a smile to my face when I think back. …… Continue reading A Tribute to the War Bird
Unfortunately, the concept of patriotism has become a political hot button topic. One that will immediately polarize far too many people, who will cling to their beliefs, no matter what. Watching the recent debates of the national anthem made me give it some thought. What is patriotism? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as “love for…… Continue reading The Depth of Patriotism
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