Skip to content

Recommended reading / viewing / listening

August 26, 2012

Most of these great items come from my Twitter feed or Facebook news feed. Follow me on Twitter and on Facebook for more fascinating videos, articles, essays and criticism.

1. Parents deported, what happens to US-born kids?
By Helen O’Neill | Associated Press | Aug. 25
“It’s a question thousands of other families are wrestling with as a record number of deportations means record numbers of American children being left without a parent.”

2. Made ‘Giant Leap’ as First Man to Step on Moon
By John Noble Wilford | The New York Times | Aug. 25
“Charles F. Bolden Jr., the current NASA administrator, said, ‘As long as there are history books, Neil Armstrong will be included in them, remembered for taking humankind’s first small step on a world beyond our own.'”

3. NASA’s pioneering astronauts: Where are they now?
Associated Press | Aug. 26
“As space exploration has become more common and the number of astronauts has risen past 300, many names have faded into the background. But some will forever be associated with the golden age of space exploration.”
Also see: 12 men who walked on the moon, from 1969 to 1972 | Key dates in history of space exploration

4. Calls to grant astronaut Neil Armstrong a state funeral
By Adam Lusher and Matthew Holehouse | The Daily Telegraph | Aug. 26
“A state funeral would typically involve pallbearers from five branches of the US Armed Forces, a series of artillery salutes, a flypast and a number of bands and choirs.”

5. Neil Armstrong: ‘Diffident’ emissary of mankind
By Paul Rincon | BBC News | Aug. 25
“After smiling and waving through the ticker tape parades, public audiences and television interviews, Armstrong stepped out of the spotlight and tried to rediscover the obscurity from which he had emerged.”

6. Before landing on the moon, Armstrong trained as a pilot in Corpus Christi
By Katherine Rosenberg | Corpus Christi Caller-Times | Aug. 25
“He racked up flight hours at Cabaniss Field in Corpus Christi in 1950. …”

7. Tania Luna: My story of gratitude
TED New York | July 2012
“Tania Luna co-founded Surprise Industries, the world’s only company devoted to designing surprise experiences.”

8. English language ‘originated in Turkey’
By Jonathan Ball | BBC News | Aug. 25
“The New Zealand researchers used methods developed to study virus epidemics to create family trees of ancient and modern Indo-European tongues to pinpoint where and when the language family first arose.”

9. The End of the Gutbuster
By Pat Leonard | Disunion :: The New York Times | July 5
“The soldiers could not have known then, and would not know until years later, the immense impact on their lives that would be wielded by the single unassuming officer who entered their camps that day.”

10. Every man’s favorite sex study
By Tracy Clark-Flory | Salon | Aug. 25
“The headlines were provocative: Semen cures depression! But the study is 10 years old, and far from conclusive”

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Hammermarks

Wendy Edsall-Kerwin's Journey as an Artist

The Waterthrush Blog

birds, science, and other cool stuff

NB Politicus

News and Comment from New Britain, Connecticut

My Truant Pen

Look in thy heart and write

The Drunkbirder™

...Birding From The Hip Flask.

GenieGrrl

the random fumbles and grumbles of a girl hurtling thru' life and cyberspace...

Kelly Miyuki

Bimbo Talk :: As Random As it Can Be

Random House Academic News and Author Essays

RI32's WEBLOG

Blogging For Sharing and Inspiring : Tutorial, Belajar, Programming, Live Demo, Online, Free, Download, Source Code, Website, Sistem, Informasi, IT, Aplikasi, Komputer, PHP, MySQL, Matlab, Mapserver, GIS, JAVA, JQuery, NetBeans, Android, Pemikiran, Dakwah Islam, Charity, Community, Socialpreneurship, Agus Sumarna, Nurfitri Annuurii, Muhammad Fattan Imtiyaz.

ALEX P. VIDAL'S BLOG

This site is all about the articles written by Alex P. Vidal

Orangekite1's Weblog

Afghanistan Today, your portal to the United States' growing nightmare abroad.

The Pediatric Insider

happy, healthy, safe

Stars and Rainbows

"Life is much too important to be taken seriously..."

Reinke Faces Life

Wasting your time with things I find interesting, amusing, or enraging. Reinke does not work for, consult to, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has no relevant affiliations

Tony Seed's Weblog

Just another WordPress.com weblog

Trust Me, I'm a Storyteller

short stories, great fiction, saving the short story, story anthologies, writers and readers of fiction

Hey Sparky! What Time Is It?

It's always time for something...

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 5,246 other followers

%d bloggers like this: