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December 18, 2018

Christmas Eve 1968

Fifty years ago next week, a manned spacecraft for the first time entered orbit around another celestial body--the moon.

The year 1968 had been a harrowing one for the country and the world. It began with the devastating Tet Offensive in Vietnam and was followed by the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Senator Robert F. Kennedy. The "Prague Spring" was crushed by Soviet tanks in August with the tumultuous Democratic National Convention a week later.

Weary and worn, we were ready for some good news. That night, Christmas Eve, the crew of Apollo 8 sent a message to everyone on earth in what has been called the most watched television broadcast in history. Here is what they said:

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Posted by Andy Le Peau at 9:24 AM | Comments

December 12, 2018

Persuading People Who Don't Want to Be Persuaded

Persuading anyone is hard. Persuading people who have already made up their minds is even harder.

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Posted by Andy Le Peau at 10:06 AM | Comments (4)

December 4, 2018

The Christmas Story You Never Heard

You mean you never heard the story of the red, seven-headed Christmas Dragon? You know, the one so powerful that its tale swept billions of stars from the sky and flung them to earth in a fury. That's the dragon that showed up Christmas morning, determined to kill the baby boy destined to rule the nations as soon as it was born.

Right. That dragon!

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Posted by Andy Le Peau at 10:05 AM | Comments

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