Communion Of Dreams


Big round number.

What topic could possibly warrant being the subject of post #1,000?

None.

I have no big announcements to share, no news, not even a scrap of intelligent musing on something obscure. Things are pretty much just what passes for routine here currently: getting conservation work done, waiting to hear from the publishers/agents, going through the day-to-day of life.

So, I’ll just break the tension (well, *I’ve* been feeling tension over it) and share this amusing item:

Neil Armstrong Talks About The First Moon Walk

Well, this doesn’t happen every day.

In yesterday’s post, I talked about Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s walk across the lunar surface back in 1969 and wondered, how come they walked such a modest distance? Less than a hundred yards from their lander?

Today Neil Armstrong wrote in to say, here are the reasons:

He also posts the entirety of Armstrong’s email. It’s not often that you get to read history from one of the men who actually made it – it’s worth a look.

So, on to 1,001: A Blog Odyssey.

Jim Downey


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