Monday, July 20, 2009
Today is the day that we mark the historic landing of man on the moon. Forty years ago, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped out of the lunar module and placed footprints on a foreign celestial body. A very riveting time for our nation and the world as a whole. I applaud NASA for replaying the tapes from those history-making days in real-time, I have been listening to them and have found much interesting material. No doubt that Buzz and Neil were very excited about the important and improbable feat that they were to accomplish on this day.
I encourage everyone to pause for a moment today to reflect upon the masterful and unlikely events of today and send a message to Congress that we need to return to the moon and go to Mars and beyond. It is our destiny as humans to seek out what is beyond our grasp and to explore what is beyond our reach. Godspeed Neil and Buzz and all of our astronauts.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Recently, I flew from Missoula, Montana to Fresno, California via Delta Airlines. My journey was pleasant and, for the most part, uneventful. The employees were all very polite and helpful and the worst that happened was them not getting one of my two checked bags back to me until the next day. My first flight by myself and they misplace one my checked bags. Not a big deal, cause when I did get it back, all was in order and no complaint needed to be filed. Not so for Dave Carroll.
An airline destroying a guitar and then not paying for it's negligence is absurd and cause for a boycott. You won't see me on United anytime soon.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
I have had a wonderful time in Montana. Well, as wonderful a time as can be had while working with the bees. I have managed to avoid being stung, accomplished by wearing a bee suit and deftly handling boxes and frames. The weather has been mostly hot with a cool spell happening in the past 24 hours or so. Will be glad to return to California tomorrow, on what will be my first time flying alone. I will be walking through security, finding the gate, and changing planes, all by my lonesome. Now, I know that for a 29-and-a-half year-old like myself to be saying this may sound weird and even a bit stupid to some people, I think it is a highlight of my life that I am able to do this on my own. Not that I am in any way physically or mentally handicapped or the least bit stupid or retarded, I am just a normal male who realizes the enormity of the world and all its wondrous ways. It should be noted for the record, that I am married and I am fully capable of living the good life if I weren't just so damn lazy and bored of life. I attempt to find the fun, but it is hard and I like to make things easy and to do so while maintaining the highest quality is not so simple after all. Am I just rambling, perhaps, but this all needs to be said. I will sign off now, enjoy the day!
Will Robertson of Livermore, CA