A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo

I just ordered my copy of A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo on Amazon.  I understand that 100% of the proceeds will be donated to The Trevor Project and AIDS United.  Take that Mike Pence!

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

When Breath Becomes Air by Stanford University neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi is one of the most profound and deeply moving books that I’ve ever had the pleasure to read.  I wanted to write a full review of the physician’s account of his struggle with lung cancer however I realized that whatever praise I could bestow would […]

Book Review:  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig

A YouTuber explaining why he was a philosophy major posed the following question.  How can we be sure with absolute certainty that one plus one equals two?  I suppose I’m a pragmatist.  To me the question seemed akin to asking a pilot how he can have absolute certainty that he’ll be able to land an […]

Book Review:  Exploring Creation with Astronomy by Jeannie Fulbright

In support of the April 22, 2017 March for Science demonstrations I’ve decided to review one of the most popular Astronomy “Creation Science” textbooks, one that is used by thousands of parents who homeschool their children.  My review will be brief as I don’t think there’s any need to go into any great detail.  Instead […]

50th Anniversary of the Apollo 1 Fire

Today, January 27th 2017, marks fifty years since the Apollo 1 fire took the lives of three great Americans; Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee.  To mark the occasion I’ve decided to write a very brief review of Starfall by Betty Grissom the widow of Gus Grissom, and co-author Henry Still.  The book was […]

Book Review:  Countdown by Frank Borman 

I think I made an essential mistake in staying in movies, but it’s a mistake I can’t regret, because it’s like saying, ‘I shouldn’t have stayed married to that woman, but I did because I love her.’                                     […]

Book Review:  Apollo Pilot: the Memoir of Donn Eisele

A Man of Mystery To space flight geeks such as myself Donn Eisele was an enigma.  He had flown an Apollo mission, the very first in fact, and yet beyond his official NASA biography we knew almost nothing about him.  I wasn’t even sure how to pronounce his last name.  When Eisele passed away unexpectedly […]

Book Review #3  The Way of the Explorer By Edger Mitchell

“Do You Believe in Fairies?  If You do Clap Your Hands!”  Peter Pan Someone said that, FairyTale: A True Story, was like the Leonardo DiCaprio,  Kate Winslet movie TITANIC: A True Story.  That was harsh.  The true story in question was that of the Cottingley Fairies, an early 20th century hoax.    The year was […]

Book Review #2 To Rule the Night by James Irwin

Book Review #2  To Rule the Night by James Irwin And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light To Rule the Night.                                                 […]

Book Review #1  The Making of an Ex-Astronaut by Brian O’Leary

Some people collect stamps, for others it’s baseball cards or Hollywood memorabilia.  To the uninitiated collecting may seem trivial, it may even seem childish.  But it’s not.  Do you have a question about, oh I don’t know, let’s just say early 20th century cameras.  If so the person to ask isn’t the history professor or […]