which consisted of donning a 200-pound space suit (just learning how to get into this cumbersome gear was "a bear," Tingle confirms), then going underwater to perform various duties like releasing and installing lines, working with robotic arms, and talking to Mission Control in conditions roughly simulating those found on the Space Station.
Sound-ing unfazed by all the intense physical and mental rigors of the previous several months, Tingle proclaimed it "great training.
At the school, Tingle said that he designed equipment, did work/study, welded, drilled, took college-level courses, and as a result, can fix everything in his house in League City, Texas.
One of the books that influenced Tingle the most, Martin Luther King's The Strength to Love, was bought in a very Tinglesque manner.
The stage lights go out, except for one spotlight on Tingle, who puts his arms up, his head down - the image of Christ on the cross.
When he moved back to Cambridge, Tingle found the political enlightenment he achieved while in New York connecting with the people he knew and grew up with.