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Manned spaceflight is at a crossroads, and fascinating technical innovations characterize the realms of modern flight. Not a dry technical compilation, AEROSPACE PERCEPTIONS is the place to learn about and focus on the excitement and wonder of rising into the skies and beyond.

I saw Jimi Hendrix when I was 13, but it was Mick Jones of The Clash who insisted I buy a guitar and start creating sounds instead of just listening. My love of music has led to record contracts and concerts to go along with decades of articles, reviews, and books on rock, jazz, country and more. In FRANK BLANK MUSIC that passion and perspective characterizes these thoughts on music.

From a pre-teen pit rat “helping” the crews of Roland Leong's “Hawaiian,” Ray Godman's “Tennessee Boll Weevil,” and other match drag racers to more than a decade spent covering NASCAR's top series, I've long been drawn to the ground-pounding machines and great personalities of racing. THE VIEW FROM THE PITS offers motorsports' past, present, and future from around the world.

Visit my Web site for articles and excerpts from my books, plus an overview of nearly forty years writing about the things I love.