Wide-eyed and super-glued to the television watching the feed from high gain cameras on the ground and in the air (not even nail polish could tear me away) as the first stage engines cut off, separates, then the five J-2 engines of the second stage ignite pushing the mission into space.
a smile and a remembrance
Young, middle-aged, and elderly men in overalls several chewing on pipes huddle around a potbellied stove talk the checkers game in progress, how the lower 40 need plowing before next week, politics, or how Cousin Edna’s cows ran amuck all over her laundry. The cart is the stove inside the store that draws the people that brings out the conversation.
Summer Journeys Cars/vans packed to the gill with luggage and family RVs lumber down the road bicycles on back hanging on for dear life Vast oceans are crossed tiny island are invaded by swarms of tourists Envious? Yes, sometimes wishing I can join Financial burden is my delay But when I stop to ponder and… Continue reading I’ve been everywhere man, well almost
Banff, Banff Hot Springs, Sulphur Mountain aerial lift to Sulphur Mountain peak and walkway, Lake Louise all of these are within a few minutes of each in the Canadian Rockies in the near Calgary, Alberta, Canada the latter most spectacular. As my traveling companion and I walked from the parking lot of the Fairmont Chateau…… Continue reading Breathe taking, awesome
just like all those levels of dirt, gravel, rock, stone, and grass a geologist uncovers to get pay dirt so too in relationships whether for friendship or love hoops, levels, barriers, and trust must be breached before success, pay dirt.