Grits and Purls

Spinning yarns about the grit of life

On Sunday, October 14, 2012, my husband, my daughter and I gathered in our living room, tuned into the high-definition Discovery Channel on TV, and watched the Red Bull Stratos skydiver, Felix Baumgartner, jump out of a tiny little capsule 128,097 feet up in the Earth’s atmosphere and free-fall/parachute down to earth. Actually, for the …

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