Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Another Assignment...

Scalzi does it again, altho' today I'm too tired to think of my own suggestion...

Monday, August 27, 2012

Historical Persons Discuss...

Scalzi poses a great question and his readers respond with other great pairings.  Not sure yet what mine would be, although I'm leaning toward Walt Disney and the Brothers Grimm on fairy tales and the changes to them over the years.  What's your pair?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Bradbury on Mars

Curiosity's landing site now has a name: Bradbury Landing!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

I Do. Do You?

I did something simple yet profound today and, as always, it brought tears to my eyes.

I voted.

Each time I vote, each time the machine swallows my ballot, each time the precinct official says, "Thank you for voting" my eyes fill up as I think of how privileged I am to be able to perform that simple yet important task and how wrong it is that others haven't.

I don't know whether it's the thought that millions of people on this planet aren't allowed to vote, if it's that millions of women can't, even if the men around them can, or if it's the millions who can, who have the right and responsibility to vote, who reap the benefits of a system that protects their right to excercise their opinion by voting...and yet, they just don't.

I'm not going to win "Citizen of the Year" any time soon:  I don't volunteer, I give to charity rarely, and I certainly don't follow politics closely.  But I do vote.  And I hope that if you can, you do, too.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Librarian Talents

Librarians organize.  Librarians search.  Librarians teach.  And Librarians find... all sorts of things...

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Curiosity ON Mars!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!   Wile E. Coyote finally wins!

Go, Curiosity, Go!  Have fun exploring!

Updated with news links:

JPL Press Release

Love Wil's comments under the picture