A Free-Fall Follow-Up

I just couldn’t resist doing an update to my Felix Baumgartner Completes Record-Setting Space Jump! post. Though I loved the content, if not the quality, of the “actual event” video included in that post, it occurs to me that it might not have been as much “fun” to watch for a lot of you as…

Felix Baumgartner Completes Record-Setting Space Jump!

After five years of planning, and with help of his Red Bull Stratos team and previous record holder retired Air Force Col. Joe Kittinger, Felix Baumgartner successfully completed a 24-mile skydive earlier today. In doing so, he not only broke the record for the highest skydive, but he also set new records for the highest…

Animated Debates

After running across this hilarious Obama / Romney “hair swap” image yesterday… I decided that it was high time I did another post reflecting the silliness of the political process as it exists in America today. And boy did I hit gold over on Tumblr! My apologies to those who take this stuff seriously. I…

Isaac at Night from Space!

These are just plain awesome! A NASA satellite captured a spectacular photo of what is now Hurricane Isaac from space, a nighttime view showing the then-tropical storm’s clouds lit up by moonlight as it approached the U.S. Gulf Coast… Full story at: Before It Was Hurricane Isaac: Amazing Night Photo of Tropical Storm | Space.com…

One Giant Loss – Neil Armstrong Dead At 82

If you know anything at all about me, you’ll know that I’m a nut for the space program. You’ll also know what a sad day this is for space nuts all around the world… R.I.P Neil. You will be sorely missed! Thanks for the graphic Christian! I want ice water. Related: The Final Frontier More…

Spitting Into The Wind?

Inspired by the great song included in the Lost In Time post over at the ladybluerose blog, I went searching on YouTube for more great music by Jim Croce. While I was doing that, I had The Rachel Maddow Show playing in the background on my TV. I don’t know about you, but Jim’s music…

Mixed Blessings Indeed!

First of all, I want to thank everyone for the amazing response I got to my Can I REALLY Just Be Myself?. It took all night (Tuesday into Wednesday) to put that together, but when it came time to “Publish” button I found myself filled with serious reservations about posting it. Thank again, for being…

Civil Discourse Is Alive And Well

Who says there’s no civil discourse on TV news? “PBS Newshour” commentators Mark Shields and David Brooks have proven there is and they’ve become the recipients of the nation’s first ever award for civility. The Allegheny College Prize for Civility in Public Life was presented to Shields and Brooks Tuesday at The National Press Club…

My Look Back At 2011

Holy crap! I just realized that it’s already 2112 in Samoa and I still haven’t posted the big “Year In Review” thing I’d been planning. So, in a bit of a desperate rush I’m afraid, I’ve selected these videos, from the small mountain of choices I’ve stockpiled, as best representing my important memories of 2011:…