It’s been a strange year. But I can’t think of a person on the planet that probably hasn’t already said that. The end of December of 2019 was an awesome time. I just now realized how awesome it was as I sit here writing these thoughts. People still traveled freely all over the world, there […]Read More January 2020 – the crowds were everywhere
This morning, I had a vision of an elegant cruise ship floating on a glassy sea. I have been working on my sermon for this Sunday and the main topic is from Matthew 25:14–30 Where is your treasure stored? What have you done with your talents? In January of 2020, the fragility of what man […]Read More Travel and trade should continue… WHO January 31 2020
I should give you fair warning that this is not a story about submarines. It is a fairly graphic story about recent events that you may just want to pass by. I will be back next week with more tails of the submarine world, but this story is about the world around us today (July […]Read More I wonder what they were dreaming of?
Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in. (Robert Frost) Can there be any better feeling than coming home after a journey? It’s always exciting for me to travel around the world and in the past forty two years I have been blessed to see many […]Read More Coming Home
In all of our travels, we have seen some amazing sights and been to some fascinating places. I keep a journal that lists the more than 650 cities and places we have visited in our long journey. Along the way have been some very big surprises. One of my favorite places that exemplifies “Surprise” is […]Read More Happy Anniversary Kansas Cosmosphere
I was an astronaut in the 1960’s. Our launch facility in Western Pennsylvania was incredibly busy from 1963 to April 1972. We were cutting edge at the time. Not only did we have unlimited supplies of oxygen and “space” food, we journeyed well beyond the moon to find planets that even NASA had not discovered […]Read More Apollo 16: Losing the Dream
Altogether now: Practice, practice, practice Getting from one place to another has always been a core competency of human kind. Man has made an evolutionary journey since the earliest recorded times on how to accomplish the journey more efficiently. Stars were pretty useful once the early navigators figured out that they moved around. Understanding […]Read More Pardon me, can you tell me how to get to Carnegie Hall?
After living near the sea coast for most of my life, living in farm country is a unique experience. What’s particularly interesting is that we live between several large chocolate companies and a number of farms. Inside the house, you can see the weather rolling in from a number of directions. But you really have […]Read More Location, location, location
I have been travelling around the world for almost forty years. Much of that travel has been through airports and quite often those trips have been just before and just after holidays. I can remember surprising my folks a few times coming back unexpectedly from a patrol and seeing my Mom cry with such joy. […]Read More Destinations Unknown