Left to right:  Mission specialist David Brown, commander Rick Husband, mission specialist Laurel Clark, mission specialist Kalpana Chawla, mission specialist Michael Anderson, pilot William McCool, Israeli payload specialist Ilan Ramon.

Crew of STS-51-L: Back row (L-R): Ellison Onizuka, Christa McAuliffe,Gregory Jarvis, Judith Resnik. Front row (L-R):Michael J. Smith, Francis “Dick” Scobee, Ronald McNair.

On this day in 1986 – about 5 minutes ago, to be precise – my Lovely Daughter came into this world, and changed my life forever. I don’t have the words to tell you what a blessing she’s been…she’s funny and smart and loving and kind…but also snarky – no idea where THAT would come […]

You left a space no one else will ever fill. I said goodbye to you in the same building where I met you. I have cried more today than in any day I can remember for a very long time. I love you, Sweetheart, and I’m not the only one. The world is better for […]

From Upworthy: I’m listening to a man tell a story. A woman he knows was in a devastating car accident, and now she lives in a state of near-permanent pain; a paraplegic, many of her hopes stolen. I’ve heard it a million times before, but it never stops shocking me: He tells her that he […]

Fred Thompson, my choice for President for nearly 20 years, has died. National Review’s John Fund said he cared more about America than he did about being President. He’d have been a good one…and he will be sorely missed by so many, even those – like me – who only FELT like they’d like him if […]

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