Harmonizing Nazi Cannibals

For some reason, I always thought the Von Trapps were part of the Donner Party. I'd never watched The Sound of Music, so I had no idea those children were the Von Trapps. I also, inexplicably, thought the musical was about a happy-go-lucky German family during WWII. Rest assured, my family is never going to... Continue Reading →

The Cats Are Bored

A new entry in my "Books I Can't Stop Talking About" Series: Summertime, All the Cats Are Bored by Philippe Georget  (translated by Steven Rendall) It's rare to find a book translated to English that plays so lightly with the language. Seriously, I'm so crazy about the writing style here that I want to chase... Continue Reading →

Steely-Eyed Missile Man

My favorite guy in all of NASA history is someone you've likely never heard of - John Aaron, the engineer they called the "Steely-Eyed Missile Man." I've been crazy about the space program since I was a kid, but oddly it has never been the astronauts that captured my fancy. I love the guys like... Continue Reading →

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