Just Write (via The Faery Inn)

If you write, read this.

All I really want to do everyday, at some point, is sit down and write. Why I feel this driving need to have something profound to say in every post is beyond me. I have read post after post, by good writers, to those of us working on it, that to be a good writer, I just need to write. A lot. Yes, May has been ridiculously busy for me, and I simply haven't had as much time. At the same time, I have figured out that I am a better person when I wri … Read More

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Fifty Years Ago Today

We live in interesting times when it comes to human space exploration.

I daresay there has not been a crossroads more vital in the field since Kennedy gave that speech than there is today.

The shuttle has only one launch remaining. The future is still unwritten.

For many, the idea of recapturing the accomplishments that followed this speech is difficult to imagine.

But, the truth is, while I, too, have a hard time imagining anyone reaching the moon in eight years, I think we are closer today to recreating that sort of magic than we have been in a very long time.

I do not think that magic will be the result of the marshalling of the formidable American will as it was 50 years ago.

Rather, I think it will be a different sort of magic, created by a handful of dreamers.

Space is shifting from the hands of government into the hands of industry.

And, increasingly, there are those out there — people who grew up watching Apollo and believing in magic — who have the ability to create a little of their own.

The tipping point has not quite yet arrived.

But, when it does …

Interesting times, indeed.