Ken Levine, on the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing:
I honestly don’t remember whether we saw video or just heard audio when Neil Armstrong made his historic first step. You’d think that would be indelibly imprinted in my brain but it’s not. I’ve seen the video so many times since but that first time – I just can’t tell ya.
What I do know is this: 450 million people around the world heard it. And they heard it at the same time. For the first time in history the entire planet shared a monumental moment together. A moment of awe and disbelief. All the hardships of the world, the various wars, famines, poverty, social injustice, discrimination -- they were all put on hold, as if God pushed a pause button. What was more profound – man setting foot on the moon or that moment of absolute global unity?
Ken's blog is great, especially if you are a writer, a baseball fan, or enjoy television history. If you're in the maximum overlap of that Venn diagram like I am, it goes into the "essential" folder in the old RSS reader.