On January 7, 2013, I turned 78. I'm amazed and grateful that I'm in such good health and spirits, with all my faculties relatively intact. A few friends have asked me what it feels like to be 78. I think it is best expressed by the last few lines of the poem, Morituri Salutamus, by Longfellow:
For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day.
● Born 7 January 1935, New York City ● US Army, 1953-1955 in Korea ● BSEE, University of Miami ● MS Applied Math, Florida Tech ● Cape Canaveral '60-'69, Apollo Mission ● California 70's, early Star Wars program ● Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 30 years: Viking, Voyager, Galileo, Cassini
A Good Beginning
Alternate Universe #1
Alternate Universe #2
Alternate Universe #3
And my favorite Universe, as it contains my delightful wife, Sandi
Freemasonry ● Tujunga Lodge, California - Past Master ● Pasadena Scottish Rite - 32°, KCCH ● SRICF - VII° Adeptus Exemptus ● Philalethes Society - Member ● TMS, The Masonic Society - Member
T'ai Chi ● Teaching Assistant, Dan Lee Academy (retired)
These are a few of my Favorite Things ● Theosophy ● Sophia (aka Isis, Mary, etc.) ● Modern Physics ● Dreaming ● Heresies ● Knights Templar* ● The I Ching ● Guitar ● Silversmithing ● Watching the moon rise over the Sea of Cortez from my front porch right on the beach, the Milky Way overhead, my wife at my side. ● T'ai Chi on the beach at low tide, watched only by a heron wading at the shore a few meters away.
* You can tell (a lunatic) ... by the fact that sooner or
later he brings up the Templars -Umberto Eco