Ever forward

1000Leif Erickson: First European to reach North America.

1519/1522Magellan: First to lead around-the-world expedition.

1919Captain John Alcock and Lt. Whitten-Brown of the Royal Air Force of Britain: First non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean.

1928/1947Richard Byrd: Antarctic explorer.

1961Yuri Gagarin: First man in space.

1962John Glenn: first man to orbit the earth.

1969Neil Armstrong: First man to walk on the moon.

And so it goes…

who wants to go to Mars?

Red Bud City

Here’s a little musical ode to my idyllic hometown of Buchanan, Michigan, also known as Red Bud City. Hope you like it. Hometown By Skip Birong There’re hills above the valleyWhere the big, green oaks…

Clyde’s dale

I’ve always loved horses. Probably because, as I’ve noted in earlier essays, I was raised on a seemingly unending series of TV westerns during my childhood back in the 50’s (remember this? Cowboys and Cowgirls)…

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