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April 23, 2009

“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 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.” – Carl Sagan



March 20, 2009

A conversation from a few nights ago:

Steve: Guess what! I’m taking a kayaking class to fill the PE credit for my online degree.

My Lovely Wife (MLW): Oh, that sounds like fun.

Steve: Yeah, although I wonder what kind of grading scale they use for something like that.  You think they’ll fail me if I drown?

MLW (without missing a beat): Ooooh, if you do, do you think they’ll give me an honorary degree since I’m your roommate?

Nice Song

January 8, 2009

Math Joke

November 19, 2008

An infinite number of mathematicians walk into a bar. The first one orders a beer. The second orders half a beer. The third, a quarter of a beer. The bartender says “You’re all idiots”, and pours two beers.

Wakka wakka!


October 10, 2008

Ha! These are extremely cool!  If anybody asks, I’ll just say that I ordered it for the kid. =)

First Post!!

October 3, 2008

So,  I guess I’ll try this blogging thing and see where it goes.  Entirely possible that I’ll get bored with it and never post here again, but what the heck.  Let’s see what happens.