Wednesday, June 12, 2013

"Out of This World"

Every day it seems that more and more information is discovered about our world, Space, and the Universe.  It has always intrigued me.  I wish I could live long enough to learn a lot more!!

I saw this image from the Hubble telescope taken in 2003,on Facebook today and wanted to share it with you all. If you have even the slightest interest in our Universe take a look.  It is "Out of This World"....literally!  Absolutely fascinating and amazing! 

As the article says, "This is the most important image EVER taken." 

 (citation below photo)

"On September 3rd, 2003 The Hubble Space Telescope began pointing its camera at a small area of the night sky. This area, about 1/10th of the apparent size of the full Moon, appeared to be complete blackness with no stars visible to the naked eye. Hubble kept its camera pointed there for more than 4 months, taking in all the light it could. This is what the Hubble Telescope saw."

Also if you cannot get your mind around how enormous space really is, here is another site that will give you a much better appreciation of how small our planet and our solar system really are!

Photo: Long-term fans will know that images like this are my favourite. Anything that gives us a sense of exactly how tiny we are in the universe makes me shiver. But do we really have a sense of it? Check out this awesome program that shows us the entire universe to scale:
And still there are many people on our little insignificant planet who see no value in exploring space!! No Value??? We have had NASA for over 60+ years and gotten no farther than our own moon! And not even there, after Gene Cernan was there with Apollo 17 in 1972!!! 

Exploration, expansion, is what brought us out of the caves. Without it we would still be Neanderthals (or some such) cooking over an open fire and wondering what a wheel could do! 

No Value?? Exploration of space is the greatest value there could be. There is an unbelievable Universe out there.  Much more "Out of This World"  than we could ever imagine.  No Value???  It is the future!  Space is humanity's destiny!!!

Sunday, June 9, 2013


Consider the foot!  The most basic form of transportation.  Babies' toes, the cutest thing ever!

Monday, June 3, 2013

"Don't Get Around Much Anymore"

I really am not intending to stop writing and  posting on this blog.  Still it's been two weeks since I've managed to write a complete post.  I've started several others, but somehow they just aren't coming together.  Early on in the Musings, I did alert everyone to the fact that I can only write on some days, not all. Some days I just cannot put a sentence together, much less paragraphs!  I have to have the motivation to write.  In this case, motivation means having something I find interesting or feel strongly about...and those kinds of days don't seem to be coming along as regularly as they used to!

Part of the problem right now is that there really is not much going on in my life.  The fact of the matter is that I just "Don't Get Around Much Anymore."  In fact, it's been deadly quiet and boring.

I've had another setback in my theater efforts (again!) and that has really depressed me.  Also that means I'm not involved in anything having to do with theater right now.  And to be honest, I am running out of time.  Who knows how long I will stay healthy and energetic enough to take on the responsibility for a show.  If I'm not getting the opportunities I wish for, it means that there is that much less in the way of possibilities.  

And I appear to have no other interests!  How annoying.  My darling daughter pretty regularly lets me know about different activities and events she thinks I might enjoy.  I appreciate her efforts but somehow I never manage to actually do any of them.

Well,  I am still reading a lot, but that's not very interesting to write about.  My reading material is pretty much all, light-hearted and and predictable, but most "good" books just don't hold my interests anymore.

The Big Guy is working all the time, (six days a week 3 to 11:30 pm)  so my days are left to my own devices and I am the least self motivated person I know.  I'm not what you call a self-starter, I never have been!  Give me an assignment and I will jump on it, but left up to me, I just don't have any interest in doing much besides sitting at the computer.  And we all know how productive that is!    HA!  Besides if I'm not doing anything, there really isn't anything to say!

Basically, I think I am just plain bored and there is nothing more conducive to depression than a boring and un-motivated life.  I am a slug.  Bleech!

Maybe tomorrow will be a better day....or the next day....

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