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Souvenirs are memories we haven't trashed yet.

The Pope is coming to Philadelphia.

papal softIf you see him, say hello. Or talk to this odd little guy. They're not souvenirs; well, I guess they're souvenirs.

Or just visit the gift store.

The Pope is coming to Philadelphia in September. The memories will live on until they get lost in the couch cushions.

The Pope is coming to Philadelphia in September. The memories will live on until they get lost in the couch cushions.

papal softThe Inquirer has the story on Aramark being named the official gift store supplier for the visit. They're not souvenirs; they're sort of a weird dare.

Or just visit the gift store.

Mars; for humanity at large, it's approximately the third frontier, depending on whether you start counting with John Glenn's sub-orbital flight.
[photo: space.com]

Mars; the final frontier.

...if you plan to be one of those Mars One colonists. For humanity at large, it's approximately the third frontier, depending on whether you start counting with John Glenn's sub-orbital flight. Or the fourth frontier, if you start with those Russian dogs and monkeys.

Who would want to do this? This woman seems perfectly sane.

On the other hand, a British paper reported the rumor that some of the colonists plan to grow weed and bogart the whole planet. That actually would make a great movie.

What happens, however, when faster ships are developed in ten or twenty years? Or are they counting on that?

The logic behind its survival far exceeded the logical arguments against it.

Monkeys and Man working together for a better futureIt was a surprise that Net Neutrality has not only survived but is about to be reinforced. The logic behind its survival far exceeded the logical arguments against it. Though logic has never been a hallmark of the American system of governance. Hence the surprise.