“If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all of … Read moreWeekend Diversion: Stand Up, Wisconsin!
“Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree.” –Terry Pratchett With a high unemployment rate and many people having stopped looking for work, it’s pretty hard to live in the United States and not be aware of the struggles many people are facing. Here’s a song by Loudon Wainwright III to set the tone, The Home … Read moreWeekend Diversion: Never Give a Physicist Your Data!
“Every man is free to rise as far as he’s able or willing, but the degree to which he thinks determines the degree to which he’ll rise.” –Ayn Rand We’re all aware that one of the ways that human life on Earth could end, conceivably, is the same way that the dinosaurs went down. And … Read moreHow Afraid of Asteroids Should You Be?
They came first for the Communists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew. Then they came for me … Read moreWeekend Diversion: Time to Speak Up.
“Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.” –Mark Victor Hansen … Read moreNew National Space Policy for the USA!
“Absence is to love what wind is to fire; it extinguishes the small, it enkindles the great.” -Comte DeBussy-Rabutin As many of you know, I’m not around for the rest of the week/weekend, as I’m off competing in the USA Beard & Mustache Championships! But I wouldn’t feel right without leaving you something to tide … Read moreNo Post Today