Y'herd thisun? 

“Millions of Chinese peasants died of famine during the Mao Zedong Great Leap Forward period as agricultural crops proved stubbornly unresponsive to demonstrations of mass enthusiasm. Chinese industrial production also declined as factory machinery proved similarly unresponsive. What worked was Deng Xiaoping's restoration of material incentives for good management and disciplined work”

from Reopening the Space Frontier by John Hickman

Alive Yes, Putting my money where my mouth is

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K.  I have seen the texts and emails.  Got it.  It is thought that a blog is about posting.  Got that too.  But this isn't a "blog", it was started several years before that ugly term went viral.  This is a web site, made from the ground up by me to test out how a web site is made from the ground up.  A "blog" [ick and ewww] is a tool that people who don't know how to code and script use to promote themselves.  Some are great, many are vanity plates.

And don't get me started on Facebook.

I don't want this to be a vanity plate. 

I put stuff here that I need to remember so I can go back and find it when I forget. Though sometimes when the whiskey hits me just right I guess I do use this as a place to vent or pontificate, there's no need to remember my foibles.

But if you really truly use this to figure out where I am (which makes me feel rather odd) then I guess I am honored... and feeling odd. 

So here's the reason it's been nearly a year since anything has gone up here:  I'm busy working on what the last post eluded to.  Putting a bit of my money and a whole heck of a lot of my time and effort into a project that I think is as good a thing as any to help make Tomorrowland - the concept of a place that is a little better than what's around us at the moment - get closer.

My choice was helping The Space Studies Institute (  It has been completely mind blowing.  I had some idea of what this organization was but I thought it was a big "WAS" and I was wrong.  Because SSI doesn't lobby and isn't into the scare tactics of some other groups out there it seemed to be a dead thing.

It is not.

It just has a different tack, because it truly has a different purpose.

Go take a lookLook deep

That's where I've been. 

happy birthday!

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