A Giant Has Fallen

A lot of people are smart. Many are witty. Some understand balance. A few write well. Fewer still are thinkers. And on the rarest of occasion, one encounters a soul blessed with all these gifts. These souls are the giants of their times. On Thursday, June 21st, we lost a giant. On his way to class […]

What’s in a Number? If it’s 41…

If it’s 41, there is an American Treasure This is part 1 of a 4 part series on our nation’s 41st President, George H. W. Bush The Pacific Ocean 02 September 1944 Enemy antiaircraft fire from the island of ChiChi Jima had mortally wounded his aircraft. He and his crew had completed their mission, but had […]

Culture, Politics & Our Republic

Taking Their Lead From Us Today some blame the politics of Washington D.C. for the state of our culture.  While correct about the state, they have the cause and effect backward. As our culture erodes with increasing speed, it is wreaking havoc with the state of our politics, and there’s no escaping the root cause. […]

Lost in Space: Part 3 – Gemini

The United States has had six manned space programs. First program was Project Mercury. The sixth program, the International Space Station (ISS), is active today. Between the two, we saw Projects Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, and the Space Shuttle. This is Part 3 of this series and focuses on Project Gemini. Project Gemini Builds on the Foundation In orbit 160 […]

Lost in Space: Part 2 – Project Mercury

Project Mercury 1958 – 1963     Lost in Space: Part 1 – America’s Manned Space Programs – Project Mercury  The United States has had six manned space programs. First up was Project Mercury, which began in 1961. The current program is the International Space Station program. Between the two, we saw Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, and the Space […]

Lost in Space: Part 1 – America Climbs into Space

Prelude It was 1945, and World War II was, at last, ending.  Weary American GIs were returning home from combat in Europe and the Pacific.  Across four years, over 16 million Americans had served worldwide, more than 400,000 had died.  (By comparison, the U.S. suffered 58,000 deaths in Vietnam.) Conservative estimates put the total casualty […]