Winter

Today is the first full day
of Winter. Here, in the
Northeast part of the
country, it is early in
the evening, and it is
in the mid-50s, come
Thursday near 70.

Truly weird weather.

Stephen Hawking

A well-known scientist (some say it was Bertrand Russell) once gave a public lecture on astronomy. He described how the earth orbits around the sun and how the sun, in turn, orbits around the center of a vast collection of stars called our galaxy. At the end of the lecture a little old lady at the back of the room got up and said ‘What you have told us is rubbish. The world is really a flat plate supported on the back of a giant tortoise.’ The scientist gave a superior smile before replying, ‘What is the turtle standing on’ ‘You’re very clever, young man, very clever,’ said the little old lady. ‘But it’s turtles all the way down.’

– Stephen William Hawking

That Sucks

In the pouring rain, running down the street
to catch the 7:45 A.M. bus to the job downtown,
the driver opens the door, and announces that
they are now officially on strike, and then
he says, “Seek alternative transportation,
to get to your destination,” and now feel
miserable as to find another way to get
to work.

That sucks!