Below are random thoughts, stories, and general non-sense.

COVID-19

March 2020

When something as impactful as a global virus comes through and wrecks havoc on your world, being prepared for what follows is impossible. The cloud surrounding the path we are taking and the destination we are working towards makes it difficult to clearly know what to do. I beleive this requires a perfective shift, where actions become driven by our goals, regardless of the outcome.

So what are the goals of our society in regard to this ourbreak? Do we strive to preserve the economy? Do we want to minimze death and sickness? Do we care if we survive individually, or as a whole?

I happen to be in a safe place and enjoying a stable job at this time, so I feel lucky. I am sad for those who are impacted by illness, sickness, death, career loss, financial troubles, and much more. I remeber what it was like to graduate with my first college degree right as the economy tanked in 2009, this seems so much worse.

Gravity

I live to play with gravity.

Every sport I pursue is designed around fighting, harnessing, and shredding gravity.

We all live in a world governed by gravity, and you can't turn it off.

Gravity exist always, even when you experience weightlessness.

Many of the greatest minds have spent their life working to understand gravity.

In the future, will we be able to manipulate gravity as easily as we do with photons today?

Teton Gravity Research doesn't actually research gravity.

Quotes

It's important to listen to those who came before us, those who paved the way, and those who we respect.

Here are some quotes that have graced my home page.


"Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing." ~Wernher Von Braun

"Imagination is more important than knowledge." ~Albert Einstein

"And if ya don't know, now ya know...." ~Biggie Smalls

"The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” ~Dalai Lama

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” ~Albert Einstein

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” ~Socrates

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” ~Abraham Lincoln

"Be excellent to each other. Party on, Dudes!" ~"Bill" S. Preston, Esq. and “Ted” Theodore Logan