Archives for August, 2012

“Stuff that’s hidden and murky and ambiguous is scary because you don’t know what it does.” -Jerry Garcia Earlier this month, one of my favorite musical artist of all-time would have turned seventy. This weekend, I’m off at a fantastic music festival where they’re celebrating the life of Jerry Garcia, and in addition to being the…

“Who are we? We find that we live on an insignificant planet of a humdrum star lost in a galaxy tucked away in some forgotten corner of a universe in which there are far more galaxies than people.” -Carl Sagan Our night sky, quite literally, is our window to the Universe. Well, it’s kind of a…

“I am looking at the future with concern, but with good hope.” -Albert Schweitzer As you all know, the most ambitious interplanetary mission ever attempted — Mars Science Laboratory — successfully landed its Curiosity rover on Mars earlier this week. Last night, I had the opportunity to go on my local news and speak a…

This is why we must invest in ourselves!

“We are much closer today to being able to send humans to Mars than we were to being able to send men to the moon in 1961, and we were there eight years later. Given the will, we could have humans on Mars within a decade.” -Robert Zubrin This is what we can accomplish when…

Another Trip Around the Sun

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?” -Satchel Paige Today marks another year and another trip around the Sun for me. For you, and me, and everything on Earth that makes it through another year on this world, there’s a whole lot we get to experience. Some things are…

It’s NEVER Night on the Moon!

“Ignignokt: Well well, I know that. I said that, but it’s his nap time now. Err: ‘Cause he like, sleeps during the day. Ignignokt: But at night he feeds. Err: And it’s always night on the Moon! Ignignokt: Don’t f*** with me, Err.” -Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Moon Master Ahh, the Moon. The brightest object in our night sky is…