The ramblings of a Nut who should be doing something else – Adelaide, South Australia

Scott shifted in his chair, turning to look at Gordon. “Haven’t you ever wondered why, in a family full of stars, Virgil has never shone as brightly?”

Gordon frowned. “What do you mean?”

“Look at you, you are an Olympic Gold Medallist. Alan is a champion race car driver. John an astronaut – you don’t get much higher in achievement than astronaut, so that adds even more shine to Alan. Me, I’m top of the line Air Force. Dad, another astronaut and one of the best businessmen on the planet.” He paused for breath. “But what is Virgil?”

Gordon’s hackles rose. “Virgil is a brilliant engineer. What the hell are you saying, Scott?”

“Gordon.” His brother reached out and put a hand on his shoulder. “Engineering was Virgil’s second choice in career. Not his first.”

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