Irregular commentary on whatever's on my mind -- politics, sports, current events, and life in general. After twenty years of writing business and community newsletters, fifteen years of fantasy baseball newsletters, and two years of email "columns", this is, I suppose, the inevitable result: the awful conceit that someone might actually care to read what I have to say. Posts may be added often, rarely, or never again. As always, my mood and motivation are unpredictable.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Like many kids of that time, I was enthralled by the Mercury astronauts. John Glenn was a particular favorite, one of my childhood heroes. At some point in 1963-1964, a NASA exhibition was travelling around the country, and it included Glenn's famous Friendship 7 capsule (with the missing heat shield). When my parents learned it would make a stop in Cleveland, they pulled my sister and I out of school for the day so we could all go see the space program's display. I was hoping Glenn himself might be there, but he wasn't. I was still a happy boy.
I did get a chance to hear him speak on the OSU Oval along with President Obama at 2010 rally.
First American to orbit the earth, oldest person to go into space, four-term U.S. Senator, decorated elder statesman. What a life!
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