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The janitor who inspired me

Jobe is a church janitor. This is not his real name but he exists. I spoke with him last week. He attended ISPCS and also our SUMMIT on Inclusion. This janitor spent over $1500 to join our community. When people attend ISPCS, we do not ask for their title. When you see a name badge at ISPCS, you see a name, and organization. We also ask attendees to list 3 things ...


Ambition is essential to success

My career or any career needs to be nurtured. Careers were on the agenda at NMSU last week because of homecoming. Successful alumni who serve on various advisory boards were on campus, including my former boss who now works at NASA's Langley Research Center. He still works in the area of technology development. He was the one who started our Student Launch program in 1994 by designing the original student payload. ...


It does not matter who gets the credit

I've heard this and I don't buy it. People who work hard want credit for the results of their work. Money is not the solution either. Sometimes a thank you works best, so thank you Christine Anderson.

Milton Glaser is the Creator of the ubiquitous I heart NY logo. John Leland wrote recently about Mr. Glaser, who is 87 years old. They discussed what type of logo he'd create ...


We need a go getter to get going.

A spaceport is a business, and that business is transportation. There are 5 modes of transportation; ground, sea, rail, air and space. The State of New Mexico has a Secretary of Transportation. I wonder if the Secretary has been involved in the discussion about the qualifications of our next spaceport director. Running a spaceport is a profession. New Mexicans can look at the spaceport as an asset. Leadership ...


THINK OUTSIDE THE CAN

Where do you go when there is no place left to go? NASA has a great idea. Join them in Space. This week NASA asked us, fellow tax payers, to consider what we would you do if NASA made a port available for you to connect to the International Space Station (ISS). This is a big thought experiment. Have you been dreaming about a second home in Alaska? I'm dreaming about ...