It was the day the Earth stood still, all eyes on the moon. On July 20, 1969—exactly 46 years ago today—a half billion people around the globe watched on television as astronaut Neil Armstrong slowly descended a short ladder from the Eagle lunar module and planted the first human footstep on the natural satellite orbiting our planet.
"That was one small step for a man," said Armstrong, though "a" somehow got lost in transmission, "one giant leap for mankind."
If anything, those famous first words were an understatement. Armstrong's moonwalk was the stunning culmination of a challenge issued just eight years earlier by a young president who dared Americans to dream big, come together and ask what they could do to make their country and the world a better place.
Welcome to “Santos Woodcarving Popsicles,” my eclectic blog named after a sign in Chimayo, New Mexico which captivated me when I visited that amazing pilgrimage spot many years ago. You will find musings on scripture, God’s creation, theology, and postings with photography, and occasionally my thoughts on lacrosse. Enjoy!