My Bucket List

Hey, I’m 78 years old and can’t even walk without help. I use a power chair to get around, so there’s no way I’ll ever be able to do most of the things I want to. Some will be impractical; others, impossible. I understand that.

My desires are relatively modest, I think. I no longer want to go to Mars, the International Space Station, or even Antarctica. I’ll leave those things for my grandchildren and their children.

I still want to put little wings on my arms and legs and fly in the microgravity center of a giant space station or a domed and pressurized crater on the moon, but I probably wouldn’t have the necessary strength.  However, since there are no giant space stations in this part of the universe yet, I won’t put that on my list.

Nevertheless, here are a few things I would love to do or see before I die. And some of them still might be possible. I’ll add more from time to time.

  1. Grand Canyon in Arizona
  2. Meteor Crater in Arizona
  3. Northern or southern lights anywhere
  4. A tornado. From a distance. I’ve never seen one, except on TV or a movie.
  5. Explain evolution so simply and compellingly that a few people who didn’t understand will say “Oh, now I see.”
  6. Explain skepticism equally well.

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