Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I'm A Space Cadet.

Once a space cadet, always a space cadet. The next mission to outer space:

Good idea or bad idea? If this the way we want to spend money in bad economic times?

I do hope if we end up going to space again that we remember what we found up there:

Some day when we need a few days of being secluded we will be able to travel to the moon and hide out there. For now though we will have to be happy going to one of these places:

Comment Away.


Pearl Bailey authored yesterday's quote. "Snowflakes, leaves, humans, plants, raindrops, stars, molecules, microscopic entities all come in communities. The singular cannot in reality exist." Was authored by a native American poet born in 1939 and died in 2008. Having obtained a BA and MFA from the University of Oregon, She gained her PhD at the University of New Mexico, where she taught and where she began her research into various tribal religions. She was awarded an American Book Award by the Before Columbus Foundation, the Native American Prize for Literature, the Susan Koppelman Award, and in 2001 she was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Native Writers' Circle of the Americas. Do you know of THE WOMAN WHO OWNED THE SHADOWS? If you do you can tell me who authored today's quote.


Pat said...

I love the unmanned exploratory space missions. Not so keen on trying to put men where they really don't belong. The moon landing was really exciting, but I think we should stop there. Partly because of the extreme financial drain of manned missions, partly because I just think the robots are doing great work.

Love the Hotel Arctic, and the menu. Terrine of braised shoulder of musk ox, wow! And many of the others would be lovely to visit, also, like the treehouse one. Not so sure about Kokopelli's Cave. I do like a window or two.

Lady DR said...

Working backwards... I could do the New Mexico B&B, England in summer, ditto Scotland. I'm just not into going anywhere cold (wry s).

While I'm all for exploration and technology, I have a problem spending $500 million to check the moon's gravity, when our economy is in its current state and that money could (if politicians only would) be better spent to pay off a portion of the debt, do something about our homeless or uninsured or unemployed. I've reached the point where any money we have needs to be spent at home, before we lose our middle class and before people begin considering anarchy, in an effort to force politicians to meet some of the promises that have been made.

William J. said...

Hi Pat

I am with you on windows. So Kokopelli's cave is out for me.
I'm not sure I am as adventerous of an eater as you are so musk ox will not touch these lips!

I was part of the landing on the money and I also love exploratory space missions man or otherwhise. But these isn't the time, it just isn't judious to spend money on the space program when so many people here are out of work and hungry.


William J. said...


I like your plan of visiting secluded areads. New Mexico is pretty doavle. England and Scotland would take a lot of medication to get me on a plane.

You said exactly what I wanted to say about the gravity in outer space we would should be paying attention to grounding families and people here on earth.