Mars One, a privately funded Dutch project, plans to send the first group of humans to the Planet Mars in the year 2023. Due to the physiological changes this trip would make to one’s body and the length of time it takes to get there, however, this will be a one-way trip. Right now […]Read more "M: Martian Sunset – How Far Would You Go to See It?"
Heading into young adulthood, I had one goal in life: to grow up and become an astronaut. There is just something so mysterious, so exotic, and so inviting about space travel. Doesn’t every child dream of leaving earth’s orbit at some point? I didn’t just read books about NASA – I devoured them. My […]Read more "H: Head in the Clouds (My Childhood NASA Dream)"
Frozen to the bone on a 45-degree morning this past Saturday, and feeling more than a little foolish in my borrowed spandex riding suit, I was determined to be fearless and make it all the way to the finish line. My goal for the day? To bike 40 miles through the beautiful Texas Hill […]Read more "F: Forty-Mile Flop: Biking Through the Texas Hill Country"
When my wife and I spent the weekend at Niagara Falls a few years ago, I wasn’t sure what I was expecting. I remember being surprised, however, when we got to the falls and found hundreds of people standing in absolute silence. No one said a word – they just stared, spellbound, at the 3,160 […]Read more "Niagara Falls Rainbow: Unending Promise"
After another weekend of 15-degree weather and a constant drizzle of “wintry mix,” I feel like I’ve had enough of winter. Spring can show up anytime now, and it would be fine with me! But isn’t it wonderful to know that, without a shadow of a doubt, the seasons will change? In a few short […]Read more "Fleeting Winter: The Beauty of Seasons"
For a recent anniversary, my wife and I took a road trip to the Grand Canyon, which was everything we dreamed it would be. The breathtaking views and endless horizons left us spellbound, but the highlight of the trip was watching the sun set over the canyon walls. There is just something magical about sunsets. […]Read more "Grand Canyon Sunset: A Glimpse of the Divine"