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... I could see was the tail lights of the car in front of me, the headlights of the car behind me, and the white line marking the right edge of the highway. Lightning was flashing all around us and thunder just rolled over us. I noticed that the car behind me had its flashers on. I turned my flashers on and the car in front of me did the same. All the while big trucks were roaring past us and the spray ...
No wonder dad sent me down the lonely roads of America....highway 80 is
REALLY BORING!!!!! Nothing but cornfields, beef that goes to McDonald's, wide
truck loads, pro-life signs and some country music to keep me entertained and
giggling across the heartland to my next ...
... caring. Every time I get angry I always think about who I am at that point, who that anger reminds me of. The anger is my deepest fear in life. That fear that I am going to turn into a monster. I don't want to be a monster inside of me, that's deep in my soul. The monster is lurking in the shadows, I may not see it but I know it's there. It's just waiting for an opportunity for it show itself to the people around ...
... That this incident was from a small piece of foam breaking away and hitting one of the side panels. Engineers argued for the 16 days that they were in space about if it could have been responsible for the hole in the side of the rocket. Turns out it was. It proved the need for more engineers in the world and how we still have so much to learn about materials research and their application at such high speeds. I learnt a lot and it proved that I have lots to research. Great keynote. ...
... on to Atlanta to board my plane to Sao Paulo, and then on to the northeastern city of Natal, Brazil. I checked my bag and specifically asked if my bag was checked all the way to Natal. The lovely people at Delta said "yes, sir. You are good all the way to Natal". That would lead to my first encounter with Brazilians and the lovely language of Portuguese tomorrow at the Sao Paulo airport. More to come.
I arrived in Atlanta on time ...
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