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Parenting with a Story by Paul Smith

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Ambition

The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.

—MICHELANGELO

Ever since the 1960s, countless young boys and girls have spent their days dreaming of becoming an astronaut, orbiting Earth in the apparent weightlessness of space, or exploring strange new worlds as they saw their heroes do in episodes of Star Trek or movies like Star Wars.

Bob Woolley was one of them.

Bob describes himself as a child of the space age. He was born in 1953 in Little Falls, New York. One of his earliest memories, at the age of four, was learning about the first man-made satellite, Russia’s Sputnik, as it orbited Earth. He was fascinated at the very idea that human beings could ...

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