“I’m sure most of you have heard the story of the man who, desperately ill, goes to an analyst and tells the doctor that he has lost his desire to live and that he is seriously considering suicide. The doctor listens to this tale of melancholia and then tells the patient that what he needs is a good belly laugh. He advises the unhappy man to go to the circus that night and spend the evening laughing at Grock, the world’s funniest clown. The doctor sums it up, ‘After you have seen Grock, I am sure you will be much happier.’ The patient rises to his feet, looks sadly at the doctor, turns and ambles to the door. As he starts to leave, the doctor says, ‘By the way what is your name?’ The man turns and regards the analyst with sorrowful eyes. ‘I am Grock.’”
From his book, Groucho and Me
Who makes the funny man laugh?
10:25 pm • 13 August 2014 • 1,258 notes
“As you walk and eat and travel, be where you are. Otherwise you will miss most of your life.”
— (via purplebuddhaproject)
9:13 am • 5 August 2014 • 1,491 notes
Good seat for the game #Indians
Is this Heaven? No, it’s Baseball.
12:19 pm • 3 August 2014 • 2 notes
So, where are we now? Oh, that far?….Good.
Well I have had this “Blog” a little over a year and really have not used it near as much as I would have liked to. So, here to making up for lost time.
I am done one full Spring semester at college and now about halfway through summer classes…well class. I am taking my second math class, due to failure of the first class. The old saying that the teacher makes all the difference is holding true this time. I have never been at such ease and have a grasp of what is going on this time, or maybe after 31 years my brain has just broken down and said “fine, i will do this!” My teacher tells me I am actually very good at math and that I should skip two classes and go straight to College Algebra (math 105). Allowing me to skip two of my remedial classes and get all my math over with. So, if all goes as planned, at the end of next semester I will never have another math class….ever….I hope. I really do dislike math.
In other parts of my life things are changing. Kristian just got a new job. Which is better than bacon on my birthday..well almost as good. It is a full time state job with benefits and a pension. The best part is she really seems to enjoy this job and get a sense of fulfillment from this job path. It will be great for us down the road for her to have this job. I however on the other hand had to quit my job at advance. I just am not able to do the duties of my position due to my legs further weakening from the C.M.T. I am able to get back on disability so we will be okay money wise…well at least we won’t be any worse. We are still far from comfortable with our finances. The silver lining to this is I know have time to focus more on my schooling, that will in the end make us much more stable in our finances and make me able to keep a job even with my C.M.T. Somedays not having anything to do is great, others I hate it.
Also, Grandma is in the process of deciding how best to move back to the Baltimore area. She too is hurting with money and her little house just won’t take the winters much longer. It is a hard and tough subject with her. She feels so defeated by all of this. It will be a hard process for all involved, but a better result in the end as well.
Well thats all for now. That’s all I have to say for the time being. If your still awake it is time to leave. I’m turning out the lights and locking up. You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.
9:48 pm • 29 July 2014
The 5 Massive New Telescopes That Will Change Astronomy Forever
The biggest building boom in the history of astronomy is upon us. In Chile and Hawaii and in space, astronomers are getting powerful telescopes that dwarf the current state-of-the-art instruments. When the mountain blasting and the mirror polishing are all done, we will have the clearest and most detailed views of outer space ever.
This boom has long been in the works for years, as billion-dollar telescopes don’t just fund and plan themselves.Now, these telescopes are starting to break ground. “If it all plays out as expected and budgeted,” writes Dennis Overbye in the New York Times, “astronomers of the 2020s will be swimming in petabytes of data streaming from space and the ground.” Let’s take a closer took at what these billion-dollar telescopes can do for astronomy in the decades to come.
Read all about these 5 amazing telescopes at Gizmodo
I know 5 places to put in the travel map!
9:27 pm • 29 July 2014 • 1,471 notes
Hercules Cluster of Galaxies
"I believe everyone should have a broad picture of how the universe operates and our place in it. It is a basic human desire. And it also puts our worries in perspective."
9:25 pm • 29 July 2014 • 90 notes
“You just have to keep driving down the road. It’s going to bend and curve and you’ll speed up and slow down, but the road keeps going.”
— ― Ellen DeGeneres (via projectunbreakable)
11:17 am • 14 July 2014 • 658 notes
How is that for a patriotic tattoo!? Happy Forth of July.
1:46 pm • 4 July 2014
"Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot.
Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.
The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.
It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we’ve ever known.
1:42 am • 28 June 2014 • 1 note