So Important

As we think about life, the future, and everything that bothers us, remember this…

In 1990, as Voyager 1 was leaving the solar system. NASA turned it around and took one last photo of the Earth. It was at the limit of Voyager’s camera’s ability. Earth is just one blue dot in a vast sea of darkness.

Starliner Return is Delayed Again

I would be dumping my Boeing stock if you haven’t already. This is not going to be resolved without government intervention. Small scrappy Space X has been kicking Boeing’s tail in the commercial space race. Boeing probably needs to be broken up. It’s just too big, and unfortunately run by financial types not engineers. As are too many American “manufacturing” companies.

Also, keep an eye on the Chinese, we are decommissioning our orbital space station without a replacement as they expand their program. (see next post)

Speaking of Music and Musicianship

I was mentioning how it didn’t matter that the Stones weren’t technically perfect and I thought I should post a band that is technically perfect live. Plus the Rolling Stones may be the greatest rock and roll band ever, but this is the greatest rock and roll drummer, ever.

Fun fact: YYZ is the airport code for Toronto International Airport. The beginning cymbal riff is actually Y-Y-Z in Morse Code.

Also: How legendary must you be to play a rock-and-roll instrumental, which is a thinly disguised sped up piece of classical music, to a stadium of close to 100,000 people, and have the crowd “sing” along?!

New Material From NASA’s Glenn Center

This is awesome news. 3D printed metals have the capacity to change so much. Just another reason why NASA’s Glenn Research center is an awesome part of NE Ohio! Ignore the talking heads at the end. Why does every local news station think I want to listen to the anchor’s opinions on each story? Please just shut up and read the news.

The Rolling Stones at Browns Stadium June 15th

Those of you who know me know I am quite the music fan and have been lucky enough to see many, many live acts over the years. The Stones have always eluded me. Mostly due to the eye watering cost of the tickets. They have long been on Mrs. Boch’s bucket list as well. I finally agreed to spend the money a few years ago and then COVID happened and the show was canceled. This year our kids went together and purchased the tickets for our birthdays. We had great seats.

Wow! All I can say is 80-year-old guys should not be so energetic. It was an amazing show. Some bands you go to see for their technical skill and musicianship. The Stones are not that type of band. As you can see in the video below, mistakes were made. Mick clearly blows his cue to start singing. It just doesn’t matter. It’s the Stones. It was sort of a Rock-and-Roll religious experience.