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The World Needs Poets...

"The world needs poets!" That may be construed as a bold assertion by some, a statement of the obvious by others, or an irrelevant waste of words by still others. I stand by my words; however, because among all humanity, it is the poets who truly communicate. Let me elaborate:

  • Engineers must crunch numbers, but it is . . .

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November 09, 2007

Time to breathe

Took off work early today after putting in well over 120 hours in the past two weeks. We went to the beach and played a bit.

Got a little sand beneath our toes...and on our heads.

Built a sandcastle with my girl.

Hung out with my was good for my soul.

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November 05, 2007

Back to the Grind...

With the recent Space Shuttle flight, I have not been in my office since the 23rd. For a time I traded my normal desk for a console in the Mission Control Center Mission Evaluation Room; my normal hours for those of a nocturnal beast; my normal tasks of training, long-range planning, and meetings for those of mission operations, 24-hour . . .

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November 05, 2007


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CoD Part 4, Obedience and Law

Note: The crew of STS-120 has finished their spacewalk activities, including a very dramatic space station solar array repair, and I can get back to normal sleeping, working, and writing schedules! Bonhoeffer

One of Bonhoeffer's most 'in your face' chapters is his chapter titled, "Single-Minded Obedience." In it he sound . . .

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November 04, 2007

Go, Discovery! Go!

Go, Discovery!  Go!

At 11:38 am (EDT) today the shuttle Discovery lifted off from Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and made a safe, flawless, and beautiful ascent to space. Within the next hour, the Mission Control Center in Houston, Texas, will give Discovery a ‘Go for orbital ops,’ meaning that all essential tasks to turn the . . .

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October 23, 2007

CoD Part 3, Faith and Obedience

As was pointed out in my first post on Cost of Discipleship, much of what Bonhoeffer has to say deals with the apparent disconnect between our confession of Christ and our lack of obedience to the commands of Christ. Given his historical context (Nazi Germany) and the actions of so many 'Christians' in the Third Reich, it doesn't . . .

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October 21, 2007