It’s been quite a spring. NASA Education is back, with Angelo Casaburri of JSC successfully hunting me down to encourage more work on NASA Ed. “I’m a writer, now, Angelo,” I said; but he talked me into helping set up a new NASA workshop with UNLV and CSN, to be held partly here at the historic Walking Box Ranch. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98wtDTbGBvk) (Ranch shows up about 38 minutes into the film.)
The National Park Service is back, interested in some role in the future of the ranch. One of the players is Alan O’Neill, twin brother of the late superintendent of the GGNRA and Alcatraz, where I last worked for the agency. The National Parks and Conservation Association is playing a key role in this, and local business folks are heavily involved. I can finally use some of my interpretive program development experience again.
The houses have increased in value so that after 6 years of wandering and 3 of life in the Chinook, we are above water. And the Chinook is still alive, at least mostly.
And — THANKS TO YOU — this web log has finally passed 30 followers on Facebook. That means Facebook will now provide page statistics, which will help me to know how well it’s being received. We’re actually up to 35 likes on the facebook page, and there are 8 followers of this wordpress page.
I’m not sure exactly who number 30 was — contenders include Hartmut Bitomsky, Rich Lapachet, Andrew Chaikin, Martyn Fogg, Anna Estrada — but I’ll research that tomorrow. I also plan to put together a list of the Pioneers, and will post it at some future date. At any rate, deepest thanks to all of you who’ve liked the page. May you continue to read and enjoy it, as we saunter our way through the life and work of George R. Stewart, related topics like NASA, the old Walking Box, the music of Ray Scott, Phil Aaberg, Anna Estrada, the art of Mike and Denise Okuda, Rick Sternbach, et al, and all the wonderful stuff of life on Earth.