I believe in Climate Change
I am not a Climate Denier
Europe, 20,000 years ago. It warmed up since then.
Human beings were not involved.
** Will the Norks send troops to Ukraine? I strongly doubt it. Russia has not expended everything that it has, but it should have been able to go through Ukraine like a hot knife through butter and it’s hopelessly stalled. Everybody sees that. The US policy is to fight the war to the last Ukrainian.
** The final purpose of propaganda is not merely to create consensus, but to humiliate those who doubt it. Nothing is more destructive to self-respect than to be shamed by lies and helpless to stop them.
** I was asked, “What’s the best thing about conservative women?” I answered, “No penis.”
** The Constitution wasn’t written to keep you in line. It was written to keep THEM in line.
** The samples returned. (h/t Claudio) A NASA spacecraft will complete a round-trip journey to an asteroid this weekend, returning to Earth after a seven-year voyage to bring back unspoiled rock specimens from an alien world that could yield insights into the formation of life.
The landing Sunday at 8:55 am local time in Utah (10:55 am EDT or 14:55 UTC) will wrap up a round-trip journey of 4.4 billion miles (7.1 billion kilometers) for NASA’s robotic OSIRIS-REx mission. The return will set into motion another sequence of tightly choreographed events to secure the asteroid sample capsule, fly it halfway across the country to a NASA facility at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, and then open it up to reveal the bounty inside.
Just a Mood
For those of us who are old enough to remember.
“What About Your She-Devil?” I still ride the she-devil around. I don’t post photos often or discuss road trips, but I do get out. One of the problems with living in the Arizona highlands comes with the onset of winter when it’s simply a bad idea for me to ride. And the winter returns. The same is true of the canoe. I’m a fair-weather paddler.
“How close are you to finishing the novel, Broken Toys?” I finished it two days ago and shipped it to Jules Smith in England for a beta read to see if holds together for her. It will be out this Autumn. There will definitely be a sequel but there is no working title for that yet. I have to get this one out first. Whether or not there is a trilogy depends entirely on the reception that the first two books receive. It takes a great deal of blood, sweat, and tears to write a “good” novel.
“Do you have other editorial pieces such as HUNTING IN THE SHADOWS that you did with MikeW in the works?” First, thank you to those who purchased Hunting in the Shadows. Thank you twice if you reviewed it. As you may have read from Old NFO and BRM who also write, the reviews on Amazon are critical to that company deciding to advertise them. I have no other editorial pieces in the process.
“How much time do you spend working on Virtual Mirage?” It varies from week to week. Regular visitors will note that I try to have one blog post out every day. Thank you for visiting and contributing to the discussions of everything from politics to the best composition elements of a BLT.
If you need jerky, you’ll have to hard rock mine for it.
Memes of the Day
Identify the Aircraft