Darth Cole Turns Three!

Darth Cole Turns Three!

Another year goes by, and Grandpa’s little buddy is now THREE! It’s been a fun year watching him grow and see all of his progress. We’ve had fun visiting him and his parents, and starting fun traditions like the “Bunny Party” and his...
If you can’t be good, be colorful

If you can’t be good, be colorful

I know that I have readers who are intimately familiar with the US Manned Space Program, but I also know that I have many who are not – so hopefully this will be a new (and charmingly amusing) story for many of you! Some background: Charles “Pete”...
Per Aspera

Per Aspera

As with some of my previous reviews, I’m writing this while the movie is still playing in the theaters, so… THERE BE SPOILERS HERE Read at your own risk. You’ve been warned. “An Ambitious Space Epic…” Wow. That struck fear into my...
All about that (Double) Bass

All about that (Double) Bass

It was the Fall of 1974, and little ol’ me was in 6th grade at Joslin Elementary. Like all of my classmates, we were given choices of Fine Arts electives (Band, Orchestra, Choir, etc.) and many of my friends were heading down the Band path. I’m not sure if...
A woodpecker did WHAT?

A woodpecker did WHAT?

Pecking Holes In May of 1995, we were moving ahead with the launch of STS-70. This Shuttle mission on Discovery was to deploy the 7th and final Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) using the Inertial Upper Stage (IUS) solid rocket booster. I had worked several...
One Giant Influence

One Giant Influence

Fifty Years Well… here we are, fifty years after Neil and Buzz landed on the Moon. Fifty years after that “One Small Step…” There are so many celebrations. So many memories. So many recreations, parties, movies, television specials, etc....
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