What a ride!

Man's greatest adventure reached an amazing benchmark 40 years ago today. Neil Armstrong stepped onto the surface of the Moon.

Now those of you who know me know that I don't care for the Sci-Fi channel, I'm not a Trekkie, and for the most part I hate science fiction books. However, I am in awe of the space program especially the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs. The fact that 40 years ago we were able to send a man all the way to the moon and back with slide rules and computers the size of houses is simply mind boggling. It really is one of the coolest things that humans have ever done, and the pictures are amazing!

Further more, the fact that 40 years ago they were able to run computers and programs reliable enough to get to the moon and back, and I can't seem to get a word processor that doesn't crash on a regular basis or an internet connection that isn't crap is baffling.


What's Next?

This is a question a get quite a bit. Much to the questioner's dismay I never have an answer. This usually elicits a pitiful look and a change of subject from the questioner. I'm getting pretty use to the process. However, the other day I get a call from the father of the goddaughter who is also a recent BYU grad seeking employment. "Just wait 'til you hear about this!", he said. "They've got openings in the US Boarder Patrol for the US/Canadian boarder."

Now, I can see exactly what this guy is envisioning. The father of the goddaughter is a fanatic of the Andy Griffith Show. As soon as I finished the application
(yes, I did fill it out) I saw the vision: Andy and Barney bouncing along in a US Boarder Patrol truck out in the neither reaches of northern Montana, and you know that I won't be playing the part of Andy Griffith.