Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Man on the Moon

I don't remember Neil Armstrong stepping onto the moon.

I wasn't quite two years old at the time.

But I grew up at a time that people were fascinated with space and astronauts and the moon. I spent so many nights studying the moon, looking for the man in the moon, gazing at the stars and moon in amazement.

In the 1990s, I married, moved to Lebanon, Ohio, and worked at a newspaper near there. One day, a co-worker pointed out a farm with rolling fields and cattle.

"That's where Neil Armstrong lives," she said.

I looked at the farm in wonder -- that a man could go to the moon, return to earth, and choose to live among the trees, grass and livestock.


  1. It goes to show that purity is desirable, whether under foot or gracing the heavens...