Science

Touch Down!

“Wish you were here!” – tweet from InSight Mars lander, 12:03 PM – 26 Nov 2018 “@NASAInSight sent home its first photo after #MarsLanding: InSight’s view is a flat, smooth expanse called Elysium Planitia, but its workspace is below the surface, where it will study Read More

Act Now or We’re Cooked

The evidence doesn’t get any clearer than this. “Do what science demands before it is too late.” That’s United Nations Secretary General António Guterres in a direct warning to world leaders. In a press release issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) two … Read More

“Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.” “Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird.”  “It’s a plane.”  “It’s Superman!”  “Yes, it’s Superman, strange visitor from another planet who came to … Read More

How Am I Doing?

I’ve been “clean and sober” – no mention of you-know-who, (rhymes with “rump”) – for 21 days and I must confess, a change has come over me.

I feel… a little happier. The birds are singing more beautifully; the blossoms on the trees smell more … Read More

True Grit with a Smile

Growing up, I had many interests, but none could match the fascination and passion I had for the U.S. space program, especially the first, Project Mercury.

When it was announced late yesterday that the last of the original seven Mercury astronauts, the first man … Read More

The Power of Persistence

From time to time, people contact me for a variety of reasons. Some tell me stories. Some ask for help. Some even send books.

After reading my commentary, The Wrath of Kant, former high school English teacher and author Bill Kraft offered to send … Read More

One Word: Preventable

Ever since Sunday’s incredible and unpredictable end to this year’s Super Bowl, talk has been circulating across the media. Let’s go to NFL.com columnist Mike Silver: “Seattle was 1 yard away from securing a second consecutive championship — but instead of handing the rock to … Read More