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A Sideways Glare at Contemporary Society

The Moon

Fifty years ago tomorrow, a guy from Ohio stepped onto the Moon, and suddenly Earthlings became extra-terrestrials.  It was a spectacular accomplishment.  Everybody on this planet — from Brooklyn to … Continue reading

July 19, 2019 · 5 Comments

John Glenn And The Big Idea (2016)

John Glenn died yesterday.  For my generation, he was one of the good guys.  He exemplified a lot of what we’ve forgotten about the 60s.  I wrote this in 2012 … Continue reading

December 9, 2016 · 4 Comments

John Glenn and The Big Idea

Fifty years ago today, we took a guy from Ohio, sat him on top of 100,000 kilos of high octane fuel, lit the match and shot him straight out of … Continue reading

February 20, 2012 · Leave a comment
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