Archive for December, 2011
Great article in the New York Times today about the future of China’s space program. http://nyti.ms/sa6X95
As this corresponds a great deal to what I write about in The Third Age, it makes me feel good that I am getting some things right.
Well, somebody must have traveled back in time to warn the pheasants…cause they certainly weren’t around us.
Heading out today to Arnold some pheasants. That is to say…Terminate them…not go back in time to save them, cause that would just be strange.
As we sat down to eat dinner last night at my Grandmother’s house I was struck by the fact that that might be one of the last times I will ever set foot in the house. No matter if I never visit it again it will always be Grandma’s. It won’t matter who lives there, or what they do to it, that house will always exist in my memory as it did when I was a child.
I think that no matter the changes that happen your memory fixes that image, that feeling, that sense of a place in your mind forever. Forty years from now that house on Main street will still be Grandma’s. It will be the place we had Christmas, the place I spent summers, the place where Grandma lived. No matter if it is torn down, or I never see it again, it will exist in my memory as how it was, not how it is.
As I sit here in Chicago, waiting for my flight to Toledo, I have to wonder why people think its okay to wear their pajamas on the plane. Come on! What if their plane crash lands and they have to survive in the wild for days until they are rescued? Pajamas do not equal good survival clothing! Think about it people…you never know when your life will turn into an adventure story!
Wish me luck internets! I am flying to Toledo via Dallas via Chicago… I know…