Interests

Intellectual Interests

I follow, with great excitement and expectation, the progress of colonizing Mars and other man and robotic space exploration.

As a lifelong scholar, I study calculus, history and the Classics.

I have followed space travel since I first heard the beep-beeping of Sputnik at age 5.

I was enthralled to see the first moon landing in 1969 when I was 17.

 

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

Martine Rothblatt
Ray Kurzweil
Nima Arkani-Hamed
Carl Sagan
Brian Greene
Elon Musk

Neil deGrasse Tyson
Steven Weinberg
Richard Dawkins
Max Tegmark
Robert Zubrin
Peter Diamandis

Favorite Charities:

American Academy of Nephrology PAs - AANPA
PA History Society
Hillsdale College
WCPE--Great Sacred and Classical Music 
Sandhills Community College
Dicken's Victorian Village, Cambridge, Ohio
Crossnore School and Children's Home 

 

Favorite Quotes:

“Let Your Life Speak” — A Quaker Book of Wisdom by Robert Lawrence Smith

“One man with courage is a majority” — Thomas Jefferson

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” — Hamlet (1.5.167-8), Shakespeare

“He for whom nothing is written may write himself a clan.” — Lawrence of Arabia spoken by Elder Harith

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

“What is to give light must endure burning.” — Viktor Frankl

“Bear patiently, my heart, for you have suffered heavier things.” — Odyssey by Homer, Book 20, line 18

“The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.” — by the Greek poet Archilochus

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.”— G.K. Chesterton

“If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.”— Carl Sagan

 

 

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