The sun sets on another day…
Sunset was more than I ever could imagine, and even more than that. Not because of the wonderful light show in the sky, but because of the lightshow in my mind.
I was honored today to perform a small helping hand for The U.S. Space and Rocket Center. As I stood with Teddy Bear in hand I introduced my oldest daughter. In 1999 she and I went to Space Camp, and had the adventure of a child’s life. Back then we laughed, and drove to Space Camp with her school. We stopped along the way at the Tennessee Aquarium as a chance to educate, enjoy, and instill everyone with a sense of wonder. When we arrived at Space Camp it was with the beginning of a journey, and a beginning for many to see more than the small world they lived on.
We purchased a Space Camp Bear there and my daughter still held it dear on her dresser and as I showed the audience tonight I felt a sense of pride for all of my children, all successes in their own way.
The highlight of the night was a presentation that literally over inspired me. The presentation explored the application and science of the mind. Ever since I played with an Archer (Tandy) Biofeedback monitor a long long time ago I was fascinated with the idea of tapping into the human mind. Fast forward and I watched over and over as things came and went. I had high hopes for the inexpensive Neurosky but didn’t have the time to buy one when they existed. Somewhere along the way I set aside that passion for AI technology, Large data systems, photography, writing and more.
Tonight I can’t seem to slow down as I find myself impassioned by the immortal question: “What If?”. As with the Wright Brothers using Kill Devil Hills as the place to fly their invention the presenter today found the right place to inspire, and fascinate with something new and even more exciting, even if it was just to me. For the Wright bothers it was the wind, and for tonight’s presenter it was the human mind. I hope to see far more in the future and beyond.
There were amazing successes tonight, and the core of it all was people. The attendees at the event were all excited about technology, people, passion, education, and life itself and I was in awe being among such successful and learned individuals. As I left tonight I was filled with hope and amazement and looking forward to the days ahead.
I know, I know, I am not doing this justice. Suffice it to say there can be no better world than a world where science evolves, challenges the mind, and finds new worlds to conquer. Next stop, “Return to Tomorrow”.
So as the sun sets on another day, this is an amazing group with the vision of the world and more. Keep them in mind to inspire your children, your families, and yourself. If you get a moment, visit the The U.S. Space and Rocket Center and you will not be disappointed. Challenge yourself every day, as there is always one more passion to learn, enjoy, and take to the highest level you can, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and wow…