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#NASATweetup – I’m In!

Oh, my. It’s been a fast-paced week and I haven’t shared all the news. There was the B-25 flight and a chance encounter with author Stephen King but the most exciting news was received last Friday afternoon. Around 4:30, I received notification from NASA I had been moved off the wait list to attend the Read More »

Getting Social With NASA Changed My Life

I’ll never forget my first time. The ground shook beneath my feet. A roar rumbled in my gut. Goosebumps tingled over my skin. I stood in awe watching rockets push away from the launchpad and skyrocket into the sky. The year was 2011 and I witnessed the final launch of space shuttle Endeavour and the second-to-last space shuttle launch before the National Aeronautics and Space Administration ended the program.

Final Mission of Space Shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

My fascination with the space shuttle program came full circle over the weekend – kind of – with the opening of Space Shuttle Atlantis at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Walking into the exhibit area seeing the final space shuttle to fly in space was a bit overwhelming and I felt like a galactic rock star. I literally had chills seeing it after watching two brief movies building up the excitement and anxiety. It was definitely one of those “Tah-dah!” followed by “Ooooh!” moments.

Capt. Mark Kelly Inspires Sarasota Audience

U2’s “Beautiful Day” blasted on the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall stage in Sarasota, Fla., as a video montage of Capt. Mark Kelly’s life between January 2011 and today flashed on screen. He was in town as part of the Ringling College Library Association’s Town Hall Lecture Series and those of us backstage felt the Read More »

LLI – Resources for March 15, 2012 Introduction to Social Media: MyTweetingFaceTube

Welcome Lifelong Learning Institute Participants! Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to learn a little bit about social media by attending my “Introduction to Social Media: MyTweetingFaceTube” presentation. Following is a list of resources I mentioned during the presentation and it may take me a couple of days before it’s Read More »

Media Release: Charlotte County Resident is One of 150 Selected to Attend NASA Tweetup for Mars Rover Launch, November 23 and 25, 2011

It’s time for another NASA Tweetup and guess what? I’m over the moon with excitement! Following is the media release I’m distributing about my attendance and above is one of my favorite photos from my first NASA Tweetup, final launch of space shuttle Endeavour on May 16, 2011. Hope you’ll follow along with me on Read More »

“Triumphs and Pitfalls of Using Social Media” FOWA 2011

Howdy! If you’re visiting this page, you either attended the Florida Outdoor Writers Association’s Annual Conference in Naples in August 2011, or you randomly landed here. Either way, welcome! Below is a list of resources included in my Aug. 25 “Triumphs and Pitfalls of Using Social Media” presentation along with other resources I use and Read More »