The heroes of many of my friends as a child were the usual celebrities, musicians, or sports figures. I was no different. Mom and dad took my brothers and I to many air shows, but a trip to the Kennedy Space Center way back in the 1970’s escalated astronauts to heroic levels. Seeing the massive…… Continue reading Dreams, Goals, and Passion
I see the finished product or result of a world class artist, musician, or athlete, and I try to understand how they became so talented. We see the grace and beauty of the movements, combined with the power and strength. We can see the vision of creation, moving pieces of art or music that soothe…… Continue reading Always Learn From Your Failures
“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…
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?
I grew up in south Florida, within reach of the Kennedy Space Center. As a child, I loved reading and watching documentaries about the space program. In particular, the golden age of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs. The actions of these guys were so heroic to me, and watching a documentary, or reading a…… Continue reading In Honor of the Crew of Apollo 1
We live in a ‘now’ time. What will reap the fastest and quickest rewards, and what will we benefit from sooner versus later are the choices selected. A glance at the news shows just how prevalent this method of thinking has become. Decisions are based on what will have profits for the next quarter, not…… Continue reading The Vision of the Voyager
There are points in time where everyone needs to step back and take a deep breath. The usual advice given to those in bad relationships, for example, is to step back and look at the situation from a different perspective. When people are too deep in any given situation, they can experience tunnel vision, and…… Continue reading The Beloved Earthrise