Daily Archives: October 22, 2019

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Filling a void

“The health of our civilization, the depth of our awareness about the underpinnings of our culture and our concern for the future can all be tested by how well we support our libraries.” —Carl Sagan Before we delve into the present or travel into the future of the Arthur Lakes Library, we will first explore…

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Mines astronaut scholars

John Glenn, Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Scott Carpenter, Deke Slayton and Gordon Cooper were the Mercury Astronauts (I typed their names by memory, by the way). They were rock stars; household names (and still are in my mind). They were fighter pilots and test pilots.  These pilots symbolized the highest ideals of the…

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