by Richard Hard as it is to believe, today marks the 50th anniversary of manned spaceflight. It seems hardly any time at all and, simultaneously, like it happened so very long ago. Yeah, tonight is Yuri’s Night, celebrating the first time a human went into orbit (Yuri Gagarin on April 12, 1961) and the first [...]Share on Facebook
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With apologies to Jimmy Buffet for the title, I just wanted to mention that today is the start of the Atlantic hurricane season. Woo-hoo! Let’s hear it for cyclonic winds, flooding rains, devestating storm surges and, of course, Erika, with a k. In case you’re wondering about that last one, you should know that Erika [...]Share on Facebook
Well, that took a little longer than expected. The family and I took off for a week of fun in the sun in beautiful Florida (Motto: If the hurricanes don’t getcha, the alligators will. Enjoy!) on the sugar-sand beaches of Crescent Beach. Lovely place. Quiet and beautiful. And almost totally without internet access. Yesh. I [...]Share on Facebook