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- DescriptionThis is a story about a successful school principal & basketball coach and a failed job interview in 1950 that changed his career direction 180 degrees and opened a door of opportunity for a journey that led to the Houston Space Center 17 years later. There were forks in the road and stops along the way. The experiences of work and recreation were challenging, interesting, exciting, one of a kind and at times disappointing, but always rewarding.
- Author BiographyThe author was born and raised in Arkansas. Enjoyed living on a farm up through most of his teen years. Learned the ways of farm life, the good years and the hard times. After high school came three (3) years of seeing the world, compliments of the US Navy. After graduating from college, and a couple of jobs later, Human Relations became a field of interest, which eventually was his professional career field. The book gives a first hand description of the many crooks, turns, and detours that occurred on the way to Houston. There was never a hint that the path would eventually lead to the Houston Space Center. The six (6) year tour there was challenging, exciting, and personally satisfying because of the Space mission and the personalities one had the opportunity of working with. While at the Space Center, a new career path was evolving which would take this author to Washington D.C. and a new and equally challenging opportunity. These challenges continued for the next ten (10) years. After retiring a part-time assignment became available with the Indian Health Service. This assignment continued for twelve (12) years, and was a great learning experience seeing and discussing events as seen through the eyes of a variety of Native Americans and their tribal leaders. In addition to The Path to the Houston Space Center, the author has written two other books; Passing Thoughts and Poetry Too, Sub Title; My Reflections. Then we have Wind & Fire and How it Changed a Way of Life It describes life events as seen through the authors youthful and teen age eyes and how it changed the family during the ensuing years of the 1930'3 and 1940's. Some good, some bad, and some sad.The important thing is we came out the other end of the tunnel stronger then when we entered, because we never gave up and had lots of support from family and friends in the community. The author is now retired in Hobe Sound, Florida and continues to write, paint, recumbent bike, and walk a couple miles a day with the continuing goal of enjoying life to the fullest.
- Author(s)Bob Zee
- Date of Publication05/05/2011
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectUnclassifiable: WZ BIC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight249 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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