Take A Trip And Never Leave The Farm!

As much as I love the old Jim Stafford song from which I took the title for this post (and as many times as I’ve personally experienced what that song was all about), the fact is that the “trips” I’ve dreamed of taking most have always been of an altogether different kind. Here a just two examples…

Hold Your Head Up!

You know, I’ve lived inside this crazy head of mine for almost 58 years, and yet I’m still amazed at how easily distracted I can be. Yesterday, while looking forward to what I might blog about today, I’d decided it was high time I got around to doing that full spate of aviation related posts I’ve been collecting all those links and images for for such a long time. Man I tell ya, I’ve got so much stuff, everything from flying cars to fighter jets to spacecraft – so much, in fact, that I really don’t know how I’d have actually pulled it all together – and yet here I’ve managed to fritter the day away without so much as an attempt. But that doesn’t mean I’m gonna go down without doing anything at all. No way, Jose!

I can at least post these three really cool videos that express so well what it all means to me…

“Spacehead” Reflections

“You’re an interesting species. An interesting mix. You’re capable of such beautiful dreams, and such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone, only you’re not. See, in all our searching, the only thing we’ve found that makes the emptiness bearable, is each other.” The Alien from Contact

A “Two Cool” Thursday

Here’s a couple of really cool videos to help recharge my inner “space head”. The first is one my friend Cool Berman added to the post he did in my honor, with a view from space that’s a total space nerd wet dream: Via …dedicated to IzaakMak… The second represents the best hope to date…

My Look Back At 2011

Holy crap! I just realized that it’s already 2112 in Samoa and I still haven’t posted the big “Year In Review” thing I’d been planning. So, in a bit of a desperate rush I’m afraid, I’ve selected these videos, from the small mountain of choices I’ve stockpiled, as best representing my important memories of 2011:…

Onward To The Edge!

I had already planned to post the video, perhaps tomorrow, after I got the notice from Symphony of Science earlier today, but I decided it couldn’t wait when J. Major (of the Lights in the Dark blog) reminded me that today was Carl Sagan’s birthday: A perfect accompaniment to Carl Sagan’s birthday (he would have…