The Halloween tally:
- Mad scientist
- 2 members of a motorcycle gang
- Day of the Dead
- 2 jailbirds
…for a total of 10 Halloweeners. (Plus two parents, dressed as Mary Poppins and Ben, who didn’t come close enough to get any candy.)
At judo: 0 kids. 5 adults. A nice quiet evening of flashcards and kata.
A song, from my French immersion schooling, about sunflowers. (Every time I see a field of sunflowers, this song comes to me.)
Le tournesol, le tournesol
n’a pas besoin d’une boussole
ni d’arc-en-ciel, ni d’arc-en-ciel
pour se tourner vers le soleil
The sunflower, the sunflower
has no need of a compass
nor of a rainbow, nor of a rainbow,
to turn its face to the sun
One thing I didn’t remember from elementary school music sessions in the library at École Laurier: that bassline.
Brandon University, as part of its Homecoming this year, brought Colonel Chris Hadfield to Town to give a talk.
It was amazing. I came away inspired and hopeful.
My wife and I still have “Major Tom” stuck in our heads.
Also apparently I never quite gave up the boyhood dream of going to space.
Ten years ago, in August, we had geothermal heating and cooling installed for our house.
Ten years ago, we had our natural gas cut off permanently, because we no longer need it.
Happy 61st birthday to the Space Race.
October 4, 1957: Sputnik 1 becomes Earth’s first artificial satellite.
Now. When do we get back to the Moon?
Ten years later, this still makes me chuckle.
I went out to try to get some meteors during the 2018 Perseid shower, and I don’t think I captured a single one. (I saw two, but they were where my camera wasn’t pointed.)
But at least I got some nice star trails, on a dark and moonless night, despite the smoke in the air.