Thursday, July 28, 2011
A couple years ago, while I was eating lunch with co-workers, one of them, named David, looked over at my sandwich and said "you have a Wife-Made-Sandwich don't you?" I asked for clarification, and he explained how his wife would on occasion fix him a sandwich for work. And on those days the quality of the sandwich was significantly better, both in how it looked and the quality of the ingredients. I responded that I'd never thought about it that way, but yes I suppose he was right.
Today I got a wife made sandwich. Yum!
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
It has been one year since my wife was diagnosed with cancer. She has posted about it here. Her treatment is ongoing and prognosis is very good. The cancer journey has made me realize the importance of each day we have together. Like all finite resources, each day is precious.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
I recently stumbled across a spartan site called usidentify.com. Enter a name and a town that a person has lived in, and, if you pay a small fee, it returns with that person's age, birthday, phone numbers, addresses, relatives, and social networking profiles. For free, you get their age and town's they've lived in. I'm pretty anonymous under a Google search, but on this I came up with everywhere I'd lived since high school.
Friday, July 08, 2011
Today was a sad day. Today was the last launch of the space shuttle. Someone commented that the shuttle was the last of the big cold war era engineering programs. It seems like its been downhill ever sense. While China is building the longest bridge and the largest dam, the fastest trains, we band aid decaying infrastructure. Thinking about this made me wonder if the true lesson of the cold war is that two sides fight and weaken themselves until a third can take over and become dominant. You see that in the animal world all the time.
We no longer have the ability to put humans into orbit ourselves. We are completely reliant on the Russians to get us to the ISS. And they're using 1960's technology. What about our 1960's technology? We threw it away. NASA burned its bridges so that the only way forward was with the space shuttle. Now that is gone. It never worked as well as hoped, but even that is no more. Its a sad day indeed.