First, some cool science…

First, some cool science geek stuff for this coming Tuesday:


Stargazers will be in for a rare treat July 25, when the newest piece of the International Space Station joins its mate in a match made in the heavens. And you can track the module's progress with the naked eye.

Web sites developed by both NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, and NASA's Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, are making it easy and exciting for enthusiasts across the country and around the world to catch a glimpse of the Russian Zvezda Service Module, as it closes in on the International Space Station for a July 25 docking.

Marshall's "Liftoff to Space Exploration" web site, http://liftoff.msfc.nasa.gov/, and Johnson's Skywatch web site, http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/realdata/sightings/ let you identify the orbiting space station -- and determine, in advance, when it will pass over your hometown.


If I interpreted it right, that'll be happening between 5 and 6 a.m. in Utah. I may try to be up and watching. (I should have been able to get more specific info, but it was slow loading; I'll try again later).

So far, the morning's going smoothly. Paul and Marcia came over to play Talisman last night; it went okay, but we were all a little too tired to really enjoy it, I think. Finished about 1, and so I slept today until 9:30. I can't remember the last time I slept that late... So now it's almost eleven, and I'm still feeling like I'm just waking up. But I've done some work, so it's okay. I never did get to those driving sheets yesterday -- today for sure.

I wanted to point y'all to something else that was pretty cool -- The Online Diary History Project. They're collecting lots of information on online journalling; pretty interesting stuff. Two of the earliest journals are mine and Tracy Lee's (you may remember that she collaborated with me on _Torn Shapes_, and it was interesting reading her comments on journalling.

Anyway, back to the grind. :-) Hope everyone's having a good Saturday!

11:15 -- I'm doing some clean-up on my pages, and moving a few things around (for example, I just merged the famous and less-famous poet pages; why discriminate against the less famous ones? I like them just as much...). Please let me know if you run into any broken links. Thanks!

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