NASA Overload

In 1989, my dad published the first edition of his text book, “Introduction to Space: The Science of Space Flight”. At that time he was teaching at the local college and was unable to find an adequate text book on the topic. So he wrote his own and taught the course. He updated the book […]

All About Physics

My parents didn’t sleep well last night, so my dad was pretty tired this morning and not really looking forward to his appointment with the Home Health Care Occupational Therapist. She was to evaluate the progress my dad made and discharge him from that area. But when she arrived, my dad perked up a little. […]

Found Flag Football

I went for a good long walk today that took me through the nearby park. During the week, the place is pretty uninhabited except for an occasional adult with children on the playground. As I neared the park, I saw that the parking lot was completely full and vehicles were parked along the busy street […]

Introduction to Space

After my dad retired from the Air Force, he started teaching at the community college – mostly sciences. Being a meteorologist led to his love of space. He wanted to teach a course in the subject, but found a lack of resources. So, he compiled his research and wrote a college textbook. He met a […]

Apollo 11 Anniversary

Today is the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission when the first men walked on the moon. It is also my grandson’s 12th birthday. We decided to celebrate both. My mom thought it was a good idea to visit our local Space Discover Center to find space things to send my grandson. We went […]

Exercise Like a Beast

Today the Parkinson’s support group that we attend held a Symposium. They had a vast number of speakers, demonstrations, and exhibits. A few weeks ago, we learned that the teacher of my mom’s exercise class would be giving a presentation. Last week, she asked my mom if she would help her out by demonstrating one […]

Influencing Lives

Lent is over and Easter has arrived. My parents, sister, and I went to the early Mass. We were grateful that we arrived in plenty of time to get seats. Evidently after the church filled up, they seated the overflow crowd in the lower level where there was a live feed set up. I really […]

Caregiver Workshop

Yesterday I was happy to be able to attend a caregiver’s workshop. There were about 60 people in attendance with all different scenarios. Just at my table, there was a woman living with her father, a woman whose mother was living with her and her husband who was also babysitting for their 3 year old […]

Old Piano Teacher

Today my parents and I had lunch with a coupleĀ of my mom’s music friends. They were all piano teachers. While they were teaching, they also all took lessons from the same person. My mom was in her 40’s when she started learning from the older and more experienced woman. Even though my mom is an […]

Amazing Endurance

Today my mother and I were talking about her musical background. She is an outstanding musician – especially as a pianist. I asked her if she had taken piano lessons her entire life. She said she started taking lessons when she was 6 years old. She would go to the woman’s home and play. When […]