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Travels with Charlie and the new space economy.

I grew up on Long Island near John Steinbeck's home in Sag Harbor. I remember when Steinbeck's Travels with Charlie was published I had to get to the library. I found reading Steinbeck the perfect experience. His written voice took me away from crowded, grey and cold Long Island. The Pearl and Grapes of Wrath were favorites. I traveled to China, then to depression era Oklahoma. I saw ...


Good News may be coming to Dona Ana Community College

Good News. Dona Ana Community College (DACC) is embarking on the establishment of an Associate's Degree in General Engineering. Many of us followed the events over the last two years, particularly related to the Nursing Program and the Presidential search. With all that behind us, the College is now positioning itself to expand its offerings. We hope.

John Walker, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at DACC, ...


Stranger in a strange land no more.

It took ten years. I finally attended the International Space University's Executive Management course last week. I heard about the Executive Management course from Michael Simpson, President of the ISU, and from Peter Diamandis, an ISU co-founder. They both encouraged me to attend this course, during the XPRIZE Cup and my symposium. First and foremost, this course is held in Strasbourg, France. The expense for the course ...


Try something new: learn an app, create an industry

I am using Microsoft office Speech Recognition software to write this article. I believe it's important to challenge myself to use new technologies. I hope it is a time saver. I report at the of the article. Working at a university if a forcing function for trying new things. Fear of failure is mitigated because students are here and very helpful.

I hoped we would ...


If you are doing nothing, you won't make mistakes.

Mistakes: Errors, faults, slip-ups, bloopers, miscalculations. We all make em. America's Funniest Home Videos, UTUBE and Candid Camera, all demonstrate goofing up is part of our culture and our condition. We all make mistakes.

I created and sold advertising for a living when I first started working. It's a tough business, not much room for mistakes, especially printed mistakes. Some of you may remember Ivan Kauffman. He owned ...