Under Prehistoric Skies

 

I was digging through my files the other day, looking for the seeds of a new blog story, when I came across my first magazine assignment.

A Postcard from Armageddon

 

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I’m 31 feet below ground at the Delta One (D-01) launch facility, standing in a reinforced concrete tube, behind a foot-thick steel blast door. A loop of Cold War tunes plays in my head: The Final Countdown, followed by 99 Red Balloons (the English version, with that sexy accent). I’m facing a grey metal control panel with several bakelite telephones and a number of switches — but only one of them matters.

The Courage to Dream Great Dreams

In the Black Hills of South Dakota, not far from the patriotic visage of Mount Rushmore, the curious traveler can find the growing realization of one man’s dream.