THE BRIDGE TO WHERE?
I'm sad to see the last shuttle mission. Though it is not a universally popular idea,
I'm an advocate for space exploration, manned as well as by our efficient
computers and robots. While the high technology platforms can take us deeper into the
far reaches of space and thus our own cosmic history, there is something valiant given to
the human spirit, when we think and operate in terms of putting men and women
into space. I appreciate we can not simply massage the human ego by the
romantic endeavor of "boldly going where....." etc, especially with budgets being
what they are. But we all gain when as humans we look toward the stars and
design ideas, concepts, practicalities and journeys into the great mystery.
I hope future administrations and political leadership will understand it is
better to spend on science and discovery than on war and carnage.
How does human life advance with out
understanding or seeking and questing in ways that challenge
the finite boundaries of our human rationality?
I believe in the bridge building of research and exploration.
Other wise it is a long decline into night.
CONTENTMENT AT THE SHORE
A HAPPY MEMORY
As our black Ziggy cat continues to fail,
it is therapeutic to see her well.
See you down the trail.