Starman could be your child someday

Launching ideas is work and can also be fun. Falcon Heavy SpaceX on February 6, 2018 at Kennedy Space Center. Additional photos are available at SpaceX’s Flickr site: www.flickr.com/spacexphotos

Learning happens when we spend time with the people we love and trust and look up to. Learning should also have an element of fun, after all, learning can be challenging, as it should be, right? I hope parents everywhere got to watch the launch with their kids. Spending time to take in historical and pivotal moments like this with our kids will stick with them as they grow.

Read my latest column about brainstorming, learning, work, and having fun as it relates to the incredible SpaceX launch of Falcon Heavy on February 6, 2018 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Elon Musk could’ve gone with conventional concrete blocks as payload, but where’s the fun in that?
Additional photos are available at SpaceX’s Flickr site: www.flickr.com/spacexphotos

 

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Bottle Dump Find

for Heidi

We unearth old bottles, the unbroken one

our treasure – suddenly bees bubble up

bursting behind us as we fly out of the woods.

Elbows and knees pump,

ramparts of open air can’t hold back the picadors.

We said it must’ve been your flaxen hair,

flashing like a matador’s cape.

Dad scoops mud, smooth and cool

in his mason-rough hands.

He hums low, soothes your stinging welts,

raises an eyebrow at me.

The cool tap water

baptizes our bottle,

washes away the bottle dump dirt –

fills it with weight.

Red food coloring drops,

unfurl into the world of water,

their tiny, wispy banners

blend into a tide of bottled sea.

On the sill’s ledge, in the sunlight

it stands, blood-red brilliance.

from my bed I’m transfixed

by our ruby-baptized bottle dump find

and I wonder how those piercing rays

can cut right through glass

without causing any pain at all.

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