Tag Archives: Space

Stephen Hawking

“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the universe. That makes us something very special.” – Stephen Hawking The great Stephen Hawking died today at the age of … Continue reading

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I hear you knocking

Back in May of 2016 I told y’all the story a female Cardinal that comes to our home in late January and proceeds to fly into our den window, beating her little bird head against the window pane everyday, all day long through … Continue reading

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No hard feelings

“No Hard Feelings“- The Avett Brothers When my body won’t hold me anymore, And it finally lets me free, Will I be ready? When my feet won’t walk another mile, And my lips give their last kiss goodbye, Will my hands be steady? When I … Continue reading

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A holiday skunk tale

  This has been a tough year for the skunk population in my neck of the woods. It seems that I have seen and smelled more dead skunks on the side of the road than I have in years past. … Continue reading

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A reluctant hero: John Glenn

With John Glenn’s death yesterday, all seven of the original Mercury astronauts are now deceased. The Mercury program began in 1961 and ended when I was two years old in 1963. It was followed by the Gemini program which ended in 1966. The space program was … Continue reading

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No Words

In the span of a day I bet my Grandfather spoke less than 500 words. My Grandmother on the other hand probably spoke 10,000 words an hour. I always liked being around my Grandfather much more. The man has been gone for … Continue reading

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A bigger world

“The universe is wider than our views of it.” – Henry David Thoreau Sometime yesterday a little known spacecraft ended its mission. Rosetta which has been orbiting around Comet 67P for the past two years landed on the object of its study, transmitted a few … Continue reading

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