Monday, September 22, 2014

SpaceX Dragon Launch to the ISS Sept 21, 2014

At 1:52 AM EDT on Sunday, September 21, 2014, SpaceX launched its Dragon capsule aboard a Falcon 9 rocket to deliver cargo and several science experiments to the ISS. It had been scrubbed from the previous evening due to weather constraints, but I stayed up and watched the launch via NASA TV. I'm always excited to see a launch! 
You can also watch it launch here
Here is my photo collage from the launch!
Also check out the space humor between agencies - see tweet below from the Canadian Space Agency to SpaceX after the initial scrubbed launch! OPEN ARM, HA! 


I have a recommendation! If you have never seen the movie Baraka, make an effort to do so. Baraka is Sufi for "Blessing". It means blessing in Hebrew, Arabic and Arabic-influenced languages I've seen this documentary many times and recently watched it yet again since I have now been to India, Nepal, Brasil, and several more of the 24 countries in which it was filmed. It speaks of humanity, spirituality, and the natural rhythm and order of our living Earth and its place in the Universe. It also makes huge statements on prayer & ritual, technology & "progress", community and communion with one another, and is an amazing stream of life that acutely makes one aware of the passage of time on the grand scale. This kind of awareness is not academic. Rather, you feel it and in so doing, you gain a sense of being connected to all things. It is at once mystic and blatant, it breathes stillness, yet embodies motion. It touches on cultural homage, glorification, deification, and how spirituality is intertwined within the worlds we have made separate from one another. It is AMAZING.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Consider Supporting Me in the New Orleans CROP Hunger Walk!

Me :-)
Please consider supporting me in the New Orleans CROP Hunger Walk on Saturday, Sept. 27. You can donate (anything helps!) at the link below or join my team and walk with me and St. Paul's Episcopal Church & School and members of the UNO Choirs.

FIGHT HUNGER at home and globally!

CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide events that bring people together in a common mission: helping hungry people at home and around the world.

I'm excited to be part of it and would love to have you walk with me. The steps we take - and the funds we raise - will make a real impact! Come on out and join me for a good cause. I am so NOT a morning person, but if I can do it, so can you! :-)