The Rocket Scientist

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Action and Adventure  |  House: Booksie Classic

I’m not one, but I know some people.

Table of Contents

Everything Falls Apart

I am living proof that it is better to be born to a family with money than to one without.  Recently I learned I have something call... Read Chapter


True story, once a girl shattered my nose with a strike from her forearm.  Surgery was required to put things back where they belong... Read Chapter

Darkness Before The Dawn

One of the advantages of having an important person as a father is that you can get away with stuff.  More than once, a police cruis... Read Chapter

Mathematician Gone Wild

Both of my parents grew up amid poverty and war.  Even though they spent more than half of their lives in America, and succeeded bey... Read Chapter

Who Are You

My father was not a big fan of fireworks.  But the other dads in the neighborhood drove their kids across the Tennessee River to Mor... Read Chapter

The Next War

Aside from building rockets, my father didn’t want anything to do with war.  He wouldn’t watch war movies.  He never owned ... Read Chapter

Bridge Over Troubled Waters

My father was as smart as anyone I’ve ever known.  As a child, I saw Wernher von Braun interact with him at parties and other func... Read Chapter

Come On In, The Water Is Fine

As a teenager, I believed there was no such thing as trouble I could not get out of.  There were men in Huntsville that had an inter... Read Chapter

Second Verse, Same As The First

My father left most parenting duties to my mother.  But he always opened up a little when we traveled.  That was when he’d pu... Read Chapter

When A Man Loves A Woman

If my mother wanted to put my father in his place, she would tell the story of how they met, and how I got my name.  For some reason... Read Chapter

You Can’t Fight City Hall, Can You?

My father was a pretty reserved guy, he didn’t express a lot of emotion.  But he had a thing about the American flag.  He alw... Read Chapter

Jokers To The Right

We kids had the run of the neighborhood.  The yards were big and the traffic on the streets was sparse in our secluded location.&nbs... Read Chapter

I’m Going To Disneyworld!

I was three and a half when we came to America.  I remember very little of my real hometown in Kazakhstan.  My earliest me... Read Chapter

The Times They Are A-Changing

I will remember July 20, 1969 until my last breath.  Of course, Artur was at the command center at Marshall Space Flight Center.&nbs... Read Chapter

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

It’s not like I had anything better to do.  We walked off of the plane, and into the terminal at Warsaw Chopin Airport.  I wa... Read Chapter

Going Home

My father settled into his new job easily.  He was teaching American history, calculus, and a graduate course on the history of the ... Read Chapter

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Criss Sole

I certainly liked the beginning of this. I am scratching my head at Michel's comment. I thought you were writing a novel... not a non fiction article about yourself. Seems to be a lengthy article with a few chapters :) I know little about what happened during the great depression, but I know most of my family died during the war when it hit Russia. Great and interesting start! I certainly like Artur and he seems to have a good head on his shoulders and a promising future. Looking forward to reading more.

Fri, December 2nd, 2016 12:24pm


No need to think about Michel. Trolls are a dime a dozen, I dismiss them all day long. You actually know me and know what I am like. Thanks for reading!!!

Fri, December 2nd, 2016 4:52am

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