Post festival musings and recommendations

My brain is still getting used to the idea that I spent the weekend surrounded by music and science but I have started to file my ideas and impressions (or so I think, my brain surprises me still…) Here are my post BlueDot festival recommendations and some musings it provoked. Discovering some art: there was…

Pale Blue Dot

It has been pointed out to me that some readers of this blog may not know where the BlueDot festival got its name. As the Voyager 1 probe was sailing away from Earth and about to leave the solar system the astronomer Carl Sagan requested that it be turned around in order to take a…

A bluer dot

Day Two at BlueDot festival – shorter this time due to low batteries (phone and brain!) I’ll probably elaborate when we get home, things take time to percolate in my brain 🙂 Also on Saturday, Helen Sharman (the first British woman in space). Sarah Crowther ‘Moon, Meteors and More’. Henge (“Thank you Humans for letting…

Hmmm, is that dot really blue?

BlueDot music/science festival Day One: We arrived, in our hired motorhome (because there isn’t a tent on Earth large enough for all of MY creature comforts) and the young woman who directed us where to park also asked if we had the usual, glass bottles…illicit drugs. Ok, my hair is a funny colour so I…

Little Blue Dot

If music be the food of love what does that make science the food of? Fortunately we get to decide this for ourselves. So for me, science is the food of peace of mind – reality comforts me even when it’s painful, lies are worse and science is also the food of exploration – curiosity…

Round up part four

Part One, Part Two and Part Three. Searching for the curious – Strangely enough, whilst looking for curiosity in others I have rediscovered some of it in myself, which makes me ridiculously happy. (I also find myself struggling to NOT judge people on their lack of curiosity…but that’s an on-going woe for me that I…

Round-up part three

Part One here and Part Two here. Avoiding Drama-Llamas and other assorted arseholes – I spoke up when I saw an injustice, stood up to be counted and creditted those around me…screw you arseholes. Pressing the keys – I have drawn, I have written, I haven’t yet designed a more efficent tractor but it’s on…

Next Round-up

Part two of my ass kicking, self reminding and gentle prodding…Part one here Doing stuff you don’t wanna – along with reining in my ego (a bit) pausing to consider what the other people in the room might be expert on has caused me to also admit the possibility that things may end up going…

Round-up

On this random date, chosen for no reason other than convenience, I have decided to gift myself a round-up of all the tasks, objectives and missions I set myself since starting this blog.  This is also to kick my own ass on the stuff I have let slip, either I let them go completely (and…

Bring on the frogs!

One of my (many) self-destructive tendencies is procastination. After researching this I have concluded that I am better than some and worse than others, but it adversely affects me pretty much every work day. I manage to make deadlines and keep things on schedule, but I also spend a lot of time wishing for asteroid…