Extreme sitting

Thought for the day: “I don’t always go the extra mile, but when I do it’s because I missed my exit.”

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Scientists and engineers do it again. New material is a plastic that is stronger than steel and can be transparent – sounds like the perfect spaceship window to me. Or the old Star Trek invention of “transparent aluminum”.

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Put it on your calendar – August 2024, a total solar eclipse, with the path of totality within easy driving distance of our Louisville KY home. We witnessed the 2017 eclipse by taking a drive from Louisville to the Tennessee border, and it was a memorable, almost spiritual event. Kathryn captured the best picture of it on her iPhone, used in the title picture above. It’ll be 20 years until the next one viewable in the US, so this might be my last chance.

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Finally, a new sport in which I could be competitive, perhaps world-class. Extreme sitting.

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