A modern pioneer

Like many people, I was stunned by the recent passing of Dr. Sally Ride. Although she was 61 when she passed away, she accomplished very much during her lifetime. The obvious accomplishment was that she was the first woman to go into space. The decision to open up the application process at NASA in 1977Continue reading “A modern pioneer”

The movie that changed everything

Today is the anniversary of the release of Star Wars. I was eight years old back in 1977, and had only been to the movies to see old Disney films that had been re-released. My mom had taken me, my sister, and my brother to go and see Dumbo or Bambi or something like that.Continue reading “The movie that changed everything”

A moment to remember

Like everyone else in my generation, I remember January 28, 1986 very well. You could say it was the Kennedy assassination moment for us. Everyone can tell you where they were when they heard about the Space Shuttle disaster. On the recent anniversary of that terrible day, I was travelling with my family, and IContinue reading “A moment to remember”