Category Archives: Miscellaneous Musings

Orion

Orion’s First Orbits The Orion Spacecraft has successfully completed it’s first “live” test today, 05 December 2014. At this time, Orion is the leading candidate to be the spacecraft that will (finally!) take a crew of humans to Mars sometime … Continue reading

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Point, Squeeze, and Drag

02 November 2014 I have (finally) entered the “mobile” computing universe.  Connie, my wife, gave me an early Xmas present a while back, so I am now the proud owner of an Apple iPad.  Perhaps I should say “a confused … Continue reading

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Riding a Comet

12 November 2014: The European Space Agency’s space probe, Philae, lands on Comet 67P today after a 10-year journey! See details on today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) . . . http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html If successful, this will be the first … Continue reading

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Four Score, and Counting . . .

A few days ago I celebrated my 80th birthday. I must have done something right in order to have achieved 80 years of age.  Breathing probably helped; simply enjoying one breath after another can take one far on our brief … Continue reading

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Hand Art

Browsing around the www a while back, I came across something that I want to share with You . . . check out some of the extraordinary Hand Art by Guido Daniele, shown above. Not being as clever and creative as … Continue reading

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Terminology and Definitions

EVOLUTION For reasons not altogether clear to me, some folks seem to think “evolution” is a dirty  word that is so evil that they forbid their children to utter it. The first definition of evolution I find listed in my … Continue reading

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The Palimpsest Path

04 January 2014 The bike trail that I use for many of my morning walks is paved with asphalt, and sits atop an old railroad right of way that runs from near the beach all the way to Ojai, almost … Continue reading

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