Pushing Through the Mountain

On what would have been his 90th birthday, I find myself reflecting upon my last visit to the Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington D.C. a few years ago.   The monument, the man, and the Movement are too often misunderstood. The monument fittingly shows him to emerge from a mountain. The mountain represents the […]

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“I Miss Reagan”

I’ve parked in the same parking lot daily  for fifteen years.  Every day I see a co-worker’s van with a bumper sticker that says, “I Miss Reagan”.   I’m not even entirely sure who drives that van, but I’m starting to understand the bumper sticker and agree with it more and more. From 1981 to […]

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Every Picture is Bigger

Early this morning I was perusing the internet and came across two intriguing pictures.  They were on a twitter site called “Weird history.”  They showed two boys. One of them a nine year old from New York named Kevin Gorman, the other is Dionni, the son of the Chief of the Masai tribe of Kenya. […]

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The Space Shuttle Program: The Provider of Some of Our Best and Worst Memories

On this date in 1972, President Richard Nixon announced plans for the development of the Space Shuttle program.  After many years of frustration and embarrassment in the 1950s and 60s, the United States was finally winning the space race.  The Mercury and Gemini programs had taken Americans into space to orbit the earth, and then […]

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