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The last of America’s original seven astronauts, the first American to orbit Earth, and decorated war veteran John Glenn has departed on his final launch. Godspeed, John Glenn. 9 more words


Not all heroes wear capes

Over the past 3 years, I have had the high honor of being exposed to the impossible and wonderful and frustrating and life-changing world of motherhood. 1,648 more words


Taps: John Glenn - American Hero

Colonel John Glenn, USMC Retired, Astronaut, United States Senator

The first American to orbit the Earth has died. John Glenn was the last surviving member of the original Mercury astronauts. 78 more words


RIP John Glenn

Giants once walked amongst us. Our dreams have gotten smaller, but our heroes remain larger than life.

Thank you Sen. Glenn for a life very well lived. 21 more words

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The Negative Man: Detonation Games #13

Hey it’s Thursday! Who’s ready for their Negative Man fix? I know I am. Oh wait, I wrote this stuff, I guess it doesn’t really do me a lot of good. 914 more words


Must See: A Political Party for Women

Featured Content: TED Women

Women’s equality won’t just happen — not unless more women are put in positions of power, says Sandi Toksvig. In a disarmingly hilarious talk, Toksvig tells the story of how she helped start a new political party in Britain, the Women’s Equality Party, with the express purpose of putting equality on the ballot. 17 more words

Check Six: December 8, 1941 – 75 years ago

Steve Lum gathered the background information about this event.  It was later picked up and posted on the National Guard Memorial Museum site. This is a revised version with new photographs. 66 more words