Friday, September 18, 2009

I Love This Place

I Am Not The Only One

Butterfly Nebula

NgC 6302 image from the Hubble's Wide Field Camera 3

The Butterfly Nebula or the Bug Nebula, is about 3,800 light-years away in the constellation Scorpius. The features that look like dainty butterfly wings are actually roiling cauldrons of gas heated to more than 36,000 degrees Fahrenheit, blasted away from a dying star bigger than the sun.

Pillar Of Creation

The Carina Nebula, about 7,500 light-years away.

The pictures from the recently repaired and serviced Hubble space telescope are amazing.

Go to the Hubble site HERE
, and be awestruck by this wonderful universe in which we live. I could spend days just roaming through the Hubble website.

Some Assembly Required

I like this stuff.

One of my neighbors asked me if I could put together a stool with a drawer that needed to be assembled. She was getting ready to send it back because she couldn't figure out how to put it together. I said sure, and reminded her that I had assembled some sort of bathroom shelves for her. a year or so ago. Not surprisingly, she didn't remember. I live in an apartment complex for seniors. There is a lot of forgetfulness going on around here.

More fun than a jigsaw puzzle.

I am looking for the story
I wrote about assembling the bathroom shelf thing and I am astonished by the amount of material I have written and compiled for the e-book I am writing. I started out thinking in terms of the more traditional printed book, but as I delved more into the world of hyperlinks, embeded video, music, pictures and dancing molecules, I realized that there is an even better way to write than just words on a page. The weblog is the perfect means for me to express myself with a variety of communication methods.

I was wondering how I could get what I am doing right here, into a book? Have an interactive DVD or something? No problem, now that e-books are becoming popular, there will be a way to put my book together in a form that you can interactively read, click on links, listen to audio, watch video, and navigate just as you are doing with this blog post. Wow!

A lovely plant stand? Knick knack table?

Like I mentioned, I have more than enough stories, adventures, history, music, photos, philosophy, and observations in the archives, to begin creating my first web-book. I shall begin soon. Maybe next week, or next month. Definitely, after I finish the chapter on procrastination.

Don't forget to come and see the Phil Seymour Band tonight, here in Redding at Lulu's, if you have a chance.

Todays Relatively Appropriate Song;

Handy Man - Jimmy Jones

Divine Expression

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