President George W. Bush Jr. is now pushing for a new manned space program.
This really puts me in a bind. My feelings about Bush (“Dubblya” to his friends) are akin to those I had regarding Reagan in the early years. Fear, anger, frustration and amazement. Warfare, “evil empire” type hawkish statements, and huge growth in military spending…where could this all lead.
Yet, ultimately, my feelings about Ronald Reagan changed. He became chummy with the then-USSR. The Berlin wall fell. The Cold War ended peacefully. And arguably, at least some of that result can be attributed to President Reagan.
And now Bush wants to put people back in space in a big way….
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I’m 40 years old today. Its just a date on the calendar, like any other. But this particular period of life, two score years since birth, is often freighted with meaning by people. Lordy lordy, look who’s forty…mid-life…over the hill… Continue reading The glass is half…
Its 2004…and I’m sweating like a horse after the Kentucky Derby. I just spent an hour flexing my manly muscles and managing to clear 6″ of snow off about 30′ of driveway…yay me!
Here is what it looked like when I started…