Category Archives: Space exploration

President Eisenhower’s Farewell Address

The more I learn about him, and I haven’t studied him in detail, the more I appreciate Dwight D. Eisenhower as president.  He was the president when I was born (1958), but I was too young to remember him in … Continue reading

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Rays of goodness shining on wax

[A solar wax melter.] In chapter 12 of the first century of his Chapters on Knowledge (as translated by George C. Berthold), St. Maximus the Confessor writes: God is the sun of justice, as it is written, who shines rays … Continue reading

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Sputnik!

On October 4th, 1957, my parents were six-week newlyweds living in a three-bedroom apartment at 603 East White Street, Champaign, Illinois.  The rent was $68 per month, and that included heat and water.  My mother was pregnant (with me – … Continue reading

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