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Rod Pyle

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Rod is the author of ten nonfiction books on his favorite subject, space exploration and technology. He tracks this fascination back to childhood, when his introversion led him to spend countless hours watching rocket launches, moonwalks and science fiction (which often led to truancy, countenanced by an understanding mother). While his contemporaries revered football players (basketball was not really a "thing" yet), he wanted nothing more than to become an astronaut. He now realizes that breaking into a sweat when it takes the elevator doors a few moments too long to open probably makes him a poor candidate for spaceflight.

While Rod actually attended seven colleges and universities in the search of the perfect major, he ended up getting
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Rod Pyle Hi Crissy--I am a big fan of SpaceX. It's like good fiction... young guy (okay, a billionaire, but still) goes to USAF and NASA and says, "I'm going…moreHi Crissy--I am a big fan of SpaceX. It's like good fiction... young guy (okay, a billionaire, but still) goes to USAF and NASA and says, "I'm going to build rockets to launch your payloads!" Industry says, "That's nice sonny." Ten years later he's doing so. Musk has accomplished much, with infusions of his own money, outside investment and NASA funds. Regarding Mars, he has a long way to go, and admits it. It's a huge undertaking, and he will need lots of help--again, he stated that he welcomes cooperation with other entities. His end goal is to create a new and parallel civilization--a backup of us--on another planet. No real business case there, just raw desire. I think that's fantastic. And, also like good fiction, I can't wait to see how this story ends!(less)
Rod Pyle Well, I could say my ex and myself, since we are not currently a couple (we're great pals thought). Probably Zeus and Hera, since together as a…moreWell, I could say my ex and myself, since we are not currently a couple (we're great pals thought). Probably Zeus and Hera, since together as a couple, they remind me of the worst sides of myself. A good reminder of why one should always strive to behave better--though the thunderbolt-tossing would be great fun.(less)
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How does one discuss the subjective passage of time without lapsing into cliches? One cannot. So I'll just do the best I can: so far, 2017 feels like cresting Everest in a T-shirt and floppies: a wonderful but exhausting effort, for which I am ill-equipped and under-resourced.

In this case, the equipment is time and the resources are, well, time. I completed three books las year, and will proba... Read more of this blog post »
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THE primer on the subject. A must-read for anyone concerned about the effects of violent media on their children or even themselves.
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