Space Elevators and Man-Made Rings


This incredibly cool rings-around-Earth visualization has me dreaming about space elevators and a man-made ring around the Earth. So, people are already making plans to build a space elevator. Check this NASA story, and this great Wikipedia article. Now, of course this is a huge undertaking. The counterweight-end of the space elevator would be some 62,000 miles […]

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Milena at Tikal


This image of Milena atop one of the Mayan pyramids at Tikal strikes me on many levels. First of all, you see what she is seeing, you feel what she is feeling. The photo is taken over her left shoulder, and we can see that we are above the jungle treetops, and way off in […]

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Enchanted Rock


As great and ebon pillars frame The vaulted granite and nurture the Bell-watcher, so do overarching Branches bower all I feel From this bough-strung, airy cot. Ah! God’s world! Yes, He made it for us And lives astride it; and by prayer And right living, from within The forest grove we may yet See him […]

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the “Napoleon Clock”


When we were in Corpus last month for Aunt Kay’s funeral, I found out about the W family’s “Napoleon Clock.” MW said at the time she thought it was worth “millions.” But her dad said more like “thousands.” Sheeeit. “Either way,” I said, “let’s SELL it!” Anyway, it’s made by Swiss/French timepiecemaker Jean-Antoine Lepine. Here […]

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First WordPress entry


Hello. I love trying out new blog systems. Found WordPress last night, liked the blog “Biosingularity“, or at least the idea of Transhumanism and Technoliberation: that technology will help humanity survive and even evolve into the next level of bio-informatic species. But i’m really looking for a blogging system that will allow me to post […]

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