“1961 – Project Mercury: Aboard the American spacecraft Freedom 7, astronaut Alan Shepard made a sub-orbital flight, becoming the second person to travel into outer space after Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin.”

Tip o’ the hat, Mr. Shepard. Just maybe what America needs are more heroes that, you know, do heroic things? Not that an excellent catch with 3 seconds left on the clock in the 4th quarter of the Superbowl isn’t an enjoyable event, but you know it’s not really progressing the community of man in any measurable way.

And yes, I’m completely dismissing the global pissing contest that was the context in which great things were accomplished by great people for a variety of both great, good, and evil reasons.

hey – I could use this as an example of my ‘do better america’ campaign/attitude!

ciao,

}S{ | dona nobis pacem |

“Keep Calm and Carry On” or “Keep Calm … and Cupcakes!”