If you’ve watched any of the late night talk shows this week, you’ve probably heard jokes about NASA crashing a rocket into the moon. Letterman quips that we’re following the Iraq strategy – bomb first, look for evidence later. So wait… we’re bombing the moon? That couldn’t be right!
So I went online to find out what is really happening. NASA is not actually bombing the moon; first they crash landed a “rocket stage,” and then, four minutes later, they crash landed a separate spacecraft that had been carried by the rocket but detached before the impact. The whole point was to first send up a large plume of debris from the larger rocket crash, which would then be
It’s Banned Book Week!
If you’re reading this blog, chances are you have read a book that someone has tried to ban at some point in your life, even if you weren’t aware of it. Some recognized classics of literature have been the subject of complaints from people trying to get them banned from school and even public libraries: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, The Color Purple by Alice Walker, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou, and The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, just for a start. That’s why every year many groups band together to celebrate Banned Books Week, this year from September 26 to October 3.
One of my favorite books, which was