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Looking forward to 2012

4 Jan 2012, 09:47 UTC
Looking forward to 2012
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At a year’s close, before looking ahead, one can’t help but become a little retrospective. 2011 was a big one for me. Looking back, this year included a regular fleet of red-letter firsts: We celebrated the birth of my first child, Grayson. I decided to stick my toes into the NewSpace entrepreneurial maelstrom and started my [...]

Patch text: AD EUNDUM QUO NEMO ANTE IIT - "To boldly go where no one has gone before." (On my frozen-over field bag in the middle of high-desert winter fieldwork.)
At a year’s close, before looking ahead, one can’t help but become a little retrospective. 2011 was a big one for me.
Looking back, this year included a regular fleet of red-letter firsts:

We celebrated the birth of my first child, Grayson.
I decided to stick my toes into the NewSpace entrepreneurial maelstrom and started my first business, Astrowright.
In a fulfillment of a lifelong ambition, I attended suborbital scientist-astronaut training at the NASTAR Center.
I completed my first year of grad school at UND (and then some), rounding the halfway mark toward a Space Studies degree.
To defend my own research, I was forced to engage an angry post-doctoral researcher in print.

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