Tuesday Views 4 January 2022

An ancient stone pylon is reflected in calm river water on an overcast day.

Weather – Community Center – Holiday – Writing Gig – Meteor Explosion – Where is Webb – Local Work

The diagram shows a histogram representing a meteor explosion over SW Pennsylvania as a rectangular red and orange block west of Washington, PA, east of the WV state line between Steubenville and Wheeling, WV.

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I live in one of the cloudiest places in the USA. Unusual warm weather has prevented rainfall. I took some photos of the river and downtown.

Bridges in Brownsville, PA, courtesy of Orion Drones
A n elevated passageway in downtown Pittsburgh, courtesy of Orion Drones
Pittsburgh from Point State Park, courtesy of Orion Drones

Community Center

I have no new news this week other than the established heart of Verticals is still working, even if the other classes never took off. If you want to merch your ideas, you can learn to design and silkscreen a T-shirt, make shoes, and develop a brand for your ideas, and manage your wealth with emerging strategies. A link to the group is provided.


Happy winter season. The weather has been shockingly warm lately, but rainy. This time last year we were under a few inches of first significant snowfall. I received an invitation to photograph a wedding in Colorado, but that was it. No business as usual.

Writing Gig

I am writing a document to condense my research into a palatable dozen pages or so for a publisher.


A meteor exploded close to here. Iam going to develop this topic extensively over the next week. It is of particular interest to curiosity seekers in my area.

Where is Webb

On the way to L2, the Lagrangian point hidden directly in the shadow of the Earth, will focus deep into the cosmos. It will look back further into the past to reveal the creation of the first stars. The full deployment sequence is underway. The sunshield array will block the heat from the sun. The telescope must be at almost zero Kelvin to operate correctly. Hidden in the compounded shadows of the Earth and the Sun, it will be able to probe planets in other galaxies. I see our species struggle with technology, so we urgently need to dig, like archaeologists, into alien history. I think we will see lessons unlearned scrawled in the ruins of dead worlds where species became extinct. If you subscribe to the Deep Forest idea, we might have trouble finding life that refuses to be found. I have been rereading Timothy Leary’s Neuropolitique, published in 1988 while he served time in prison down the block from Charles Manson. I had discovered the old Falcon Press paperback in a box in storage. After thirty years, I was shocked to see the ‘spacefaring species’ paradigm figuring so heavily in his writing, but Leary was concerned with consciousness in all of its manifestations. Once considered one of the most dangerous people in society, his ideas seem pedestrian now.

Leary was pretty adamant that without space migration, life extension and intelligence increase are dead ends. What’s the use of being a super-genius if you’re left to roam a burnt-out planet, fighting the other super-geniuses for scraps? And life extension without space migration, he warns us, presents “the horrid possibility of John Denver and Frank Sinatra at age 500 still re-appearing at Las Vegas.”

fromNeuropolitique by Timothy Leary, quote recovered by and courtesy of Failed State Update,

Mammals need resources for reproduction. They compete for finite resources. They consume them and increase in volume. There are more resources off-world than on. Nothing new there.

“Day after day, day after day,
We stuck, nor breath nor motion;
As idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean.”
― Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Samuel Coleridge, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”.
James Webb telescope, courtesy of NASA

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