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Monday, November 12, 2012
Friday, August 14, 2009
I am glad to be able to work with the Global Voices team and grateful for the opportunity to get news about the realities in Cuba at the forefront of world news coverage.
Comments and suggestions welcome,
Sunday, July 19, 2009
I was 5 years old when the USA became the first nation in the world to land on the moon. What Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins did for the American space program, has yet to be duplicated by any nation. The US moon landing unified the world for those few minutes that mankind was represented by these adventurous, courageous and knowledgeable men.
As a child after watching the moon landing, I went outside and swung on my backyard swing. I thought if I could swing high enough I could propel myself to the moon. When night fell, I got my telescope and peered throw it, foolishly thinking I could see the astronauts on the moon surface. Of course I could not, but instead of being discouraged, it ignited in me a passion for learning about the cosmos and believing in the infinite possibilities of the human spirit.
Having been a child in the age of the space race, instilled in me a sense of wonder and adventure that I have to this very day. It made me hopeful for tomorrow, not only for myself but for all the children of the world. All of a sudden we were able to do what we had only read about in books. The yearnings of the early scientific dreamers alas came to be. I felt all could be possible if we dreamed and strived to achieve it.
Watching this footage again after 40 years causes me to still view this event with awe, wonder and faith in humanity. We must continue to explore and revive the world’s collective consciousness with events such as these that move and inspire us.