Today is Challenger Remembrance Day at eclectic spaghetti.
I was in my first year of law school.
Had a break in classes from 12:25 to 1:10 and watched replay after replay, in horror.
My civil procedure professor had class start out with a moment of silent reflection. It was a subdued hour and 25 minutes. Professor S. was distracted, we were distracted.
There were more important things to think about. Our connection with this crew, and especially with schoolteacher Christa McAuliffe, was deeper than the "usual" shuttle launch.
Came out of class that day to see Reagan on TV, delivering the most beautiful and life-affirming speech Peggy Noonan could craft.
She crafted well.
And he delivered his lines like a pro.
George W. Bush has done the impossible. I long for the intellectual depth of the Reagan administration.