The Next Frontier?

Space Solar Power: The Next Frontier? Search for Solutions: Why Space? Outer space captures the imagination of all human beings. Outer space’s sheer immensity and vastness, fraught with many dangers, has the potential to resolve most terrestrial energy constraints that limit enterprise and slow the advance of human progress. At every impasse, human beings have…

Keep Your Friends Close, and Your Citizens Closer

Keep your Friends Close, and your Citizens Closer What is more precious than life? The foremost of Jefferson’s unalienable rights, life is cherished by all, to be protected, defended, and preserved no matter the cost. Life was the only collateral I had to offer in exchange for the means to rise above the quagmire of…

My Pale Horse

“and behold, a pale horse, his rider’s name was death, and hell followed with him” From the highest peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the depths of the Grand Canyon certain truths can be ascertained. From the rolling plains of the mid-west to the beautiful fiords of Alaska a connection between man and wild is…

Unending Independence

Unending Independence Every American knows the “Declaration of Independence”, and its author Thomas Jefferson; its words are taught in every school in America, and its message is deeply embedded into the basis for our republic (Jefferson, 492-494). Throughout the text Jefferson details the causes of the colonies schism from Great Britain and proclaims their intent…

Spiritual Crucible

A Spiritual Crucible in the High Sierra Nevada John Muir’s journey through life was marked by events which shaped the history of America and in My First Summer in the Sierra Muir forms the ideological basis of his life’s achievements. It was the Yosemite Valley about which Muir wrote so fondly, stating: “This June seems…