Interests

Intellectual Interests

I study calculus and physics for the sheer love of it.
I have followed space travel since I first heard the beep-beeping of Sputnik at age 5.
I was enthralled to see the moon landing when I was 17.
I follow, with great excitement and expectation, the progress of colonizing Mars, and other man and robotic space travel.

I follow closely, and heartily endorse, the work of these scientists:

Nima Arkani-Hamed
Carl Sagan
Brian Greene
Elon Musk
Neil deGrasse Tyson

Steven Weinberg
Richard Dawkins
Max Tegmark
Robert Zubrin
Sam Harris

Favorite Charities:

Duke University Health System
Duke University Math Department
American Academy of Nephrology PAs – AANPA
NC Medical Society
National Space Society
Valle Crucis Conference Center
Crossnore School and Children’s Home

Favorite Quotes:

“Let Your Life Speak”

“One person with courage is a majority”

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

“He for whom nothing is written may write himself a clan.”

“Mathematics is the language by which God has written the universe.”

“What is to give light must endure burning.”

“Bear patiently, my heart, for you have suffered heavier things.”

“The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.”

Mars - Image Credit: NASA
Mars – Image Credit: NASA
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