Review of Apollo 8

Review of Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon by Jeffrey Kluger Rating ***** As I write this review, the picture Earth Rise, taken on the Apollo 8 mission, hangs above my desk. I have had the framed picture for years. Now, after reading the excellent account of the flight […]

Fire and Rain: four albums, one great year

Review of Fire And Rain: The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY and the Lost Story of 1970 written by David Browne Rating ***** This book takes you back to 1970 and chronicles events from that year along with the story of four pivotal albums released during this period: James Taylor’s Fire and Rain, […]

Apollo 13 and me. How one space flight shaped my future.

I was 13 years old when Apollo 13 lifted off for the moon on April 11, 1970. Two days later when the explosion happened, I stood outside in my backyard and gazed up at the moon knowing that three astronauts were headed for an uncertain future. The Apollo 13 space flight had a huge impact on me. Like thousands of kids my age I wanted to be an astronaut. When I realized that that probably wasn’t going to happen, I chose the next best thing and became a pilot. My first company was called Apollo Software. My second company was called Odyssey Interactive, named after the Apollo 13 command module.