Sunday, July 30, 2006

SETI Update

It's been a month since my post concerning my Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. So far I've turned up nothing. Even a search for intelligence down here on Earth is starting to take too much work to produce defendable results.

My search for ETI has taken a few set backs, mostly due to the fact that I'm having a hard time remembering I'm doing it. My alien flag-down devices never got built (started a serious game of Dungeon Seige II ... and forgot.)

I do occasionally remember to look up, even at night, if I happen to be outside.


Sunday, July 23, 2006

Perfect Day

It only happens about once a year... if you're fortunate enough to get even one ... but you get that perfect day. Today was that day. It's unfortunate that I have to say it in the past tense. We got the fishing gear ready, to boat ready, the food ready and headed for the lake. The weather was a good as it gets ... not scorching hot, but warm enough to run the boat full out and not need a wind breaker. Just right. The water was clear and cool, but not cold. Just right. We docked on Sugarloaf island and hiked to the top (something I've always wanted to do, but never got around to) and enjoyed a fantastic view of Greers Ferry Lake and the surrounding country side. We tied off on a tree in the lake and jumped in for a cool-off swim. I fiddled around with fishing gear for all of 20 minutes, but then decided that was too much work. I went back in the water. We ended the day with a good old fashioned southern cookout complete with gnarly relatives, cholesterol blockage on a bun and sweet iced tea. It was awesome. Mordekai

Sunday, July 09, 2006

The Fuel Crisis

A buddy of mine who drives a diesel work truck told me he "filled up with soy-diesel, and will from now on whenever possible."
It's not cheaper, but it is supposed to be cleaner.
The main thing is, it was all made from products grown in the United States. As far as I'm concerned, every little bit helps. We've got to eliminate our dependence on foreign oil. As long as we depend on other countries for energy, we'll be subject to economic blackmail. (And if you don't think oil is the reason we're in Iraq, you haven't thought far enough into it.)
I'm considering converting my truck to alcohol, which can also be made completely here in the United States.
I keep hearing we need to be more "energy conscious" or "energy efficient." I say we need to be more energy savvy -- if we make our own, we'll have plenty.