Tuesday, September 20, 2016


An ode to my NASA mug...

NASA mug, oh NASA mug.
You are mug amazing. 
Although made in China,
You represent America. American
hopes and dreams of a future fantastic. 

When I drink of thee I pretend I'm 
an engineer building rocket-ships to
the stars even though I had to take college algebra twice and still use my fingers to count. 

When holding thee I feel like a controller at Mission Control 
or a specialist at the Jet Propulsion Lab. For just an instant. 

For then my green tea is finished and 
I am teaching history again. But NASA 
mug, for just a moment...a brief shining moment, I was among the exploding stars and nebulae. 

Thank you NASA mug.