Nov. 25, 2021
British-born and Cambridge University educated Brian Fagan is widely regarded
as the world’s leading archaeological writer and has an international reputation
as an author of influential books about major issues such as ancient climate
change, the relationship between humans and water, past and present, and
sustainability in ancient and contemporary subsistence level societies. His books
have been translated into over twelve languages.
Spooky Skunk Works Airplane Jim GoodallBio for
How did a kid who grew up in the middle of a former apricot orchard that is now called Silicon
Valley end up as one of the worlds’ leading experts on the Lockheed Skunk Works, Area 51 and
things that go “bump” in the night? It started with a handful of random events.
My very first exposure, and ultimately my love for all things Skunk Works and airplanes in
general, began with a brief encounter that cemented my fascination and love for airplanes.
The time was 1950/51. We lived in a duplex not far from what was the small San Jose Municipal
Airport. I was about 5 years old and had gone to bed just before sunset. I was getting settled in
when my Dad came into my room and said… “There’s something coming, and I think you should