We hope you’ll follow us @GenerationSpace and on Facebook and participate in our shared cultural story of growing up in the Space Age. Adapted from the introduction of Generation Space: We have come to understand that those of us born after Sputnik in 1957 and before the first space shuttle mission in 1981 are Generation Space. It’s an alternative way to understand the slice of time into which the two … Continue reading Generation Space: An Introduction
Guess what arrived in this morning’s mail… Galleys! Uncorrected proofs! Copies available to reviewers from Stillhouse Press. Continue reading Generation Space: Galley Day!
Generation Space: A Love Story is in production and will be out from Stillhouse Press in February 2017. We’re excited! 5 ways to follow the book and the two of us: Twitter @GenerationSpace @GenerationSpaceToo Facebook https://www.facebook.com/GenerationSpaceToo Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Anna-Leahy/e/B001JP2FR6 http://www.amazon.com/Douglas-R.-Dechow/e/B00UO6JY2A Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/list/15274667.Anna_Leahy http://www.goodreads.com/author/list/14254395.Douglas_R_Dechow Our Websites (the book website is coming soon!) http://amleahy.com http://douglasdechow.com BONUS: The Blog (right here!) https://loftyambitions.wordpress.com Continue reading 5 Ways to Follow Generation Space
We’re thrilled to announce that Stillhouse Press will publish Generation Space: A Love Story in February 2017. We’ll have postcards and bookmarks available at the AWP Bookfair this week, both at the Stillhouse Press booth (#708) and the Chapman University & Tabula Poetica booth (#701). Though we didn’t realize it at the time, this book began in the fall of 2010, when we started actively … Continue reading One Big Thing: Generation Space!
Last Friday, Anna’s article about medical ports appeared in The Atlantic: In 2012, my mother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, a type that’s most often caught late and has a poor prognosis even when caught early. My mother was diagnosed at Stage III, when her tumor had already grown into the wall of an artery, making surgical removal impossible. She decided to undergo chemotherapy anyway, … Continue reading What We’re Saying about Cancer
We began this blog five years ago, in July 2010 (HERE is the initial plan we laid out). Over the last five years, we have never missed a Wednesday post, and we’ve often posted beyond the regular Wednesday edition. To celebrate this five-year mark for Lofty Ambitions and to shake things up a bit here, we’ve decided to post lists of five things, at least … Continue reading 5 Years: A New Plan (at least for a while)
As we wrote last week and the week before, summer is underway, and we have a summer of writing planned for ourselves. So, we perused some of the nonfiction and fiction writing guides on our shelves to remind us of obvious principles we take for granted, fundamental motivations for writing, or what it means to work on a big project. This summer, we also want … Continue reading So You Want to Develop a Website This Summer
As we begin 2014, we take a look back at Lofty Ambitions over the last year to see where we have been and where we might be going, to see how our interests emerge and shift, to share a few highlights in hopes that our readers take a few minutes to re-read one of our posts. We continue to focus on aviation and spaceflight, science … Continue reading Recap of 2013: 5 Posts to Re-Read
Our photo essay about Titusville, Florida, appears in the Spring 2013 issue of Fifth Wednesday Journal. “The End of an Era for the Town That Launched It” chronicles our visits to the place where many Kennedy Space Center workers live and examines the effects of the end of the space shuttle program on the people who lived launch to launch. Fifth Wednesday Journal wanted to know more … Continue reading Photo Essay & Interview at Fifth Wednesday Journal