Saturday, August 06, 2005

blogdreaming

What does it mean when you're blogging instead of sleeping? Is this the new form of dreaming? Apparently I'm not alone. Over at Culturecat, they're having paranoid blog dreams. I've run across blog dream journals, an interesting concept. (Why would anyone but me and my therapy group be interested in my dreams?) Also blogs about dream jobs, dream thises and thats, in the sense of fantasies, and of course the erotic dream blogs, which I won't give you links to -- we're not that kind of blogger!

Here's a Google search conundrum: look at how different the returns are when you google DREAM BLOG compared to BLOG DREAM. I'm using caps because I didn't google either term in quotes -- that being quite a different kind of search. DREAM BLOG produced the fantasy sort, while BLOG DREAM showed the way to all the dream journals.

No, I'm not posting my latest dream here. It isn't that kind of blog. Just blog-somnia.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Spacewalk

I guess what I wonder about is the idea of sending a manned mission to Mars. This seems to me an insanely unbalanced risk-reward equation. But looking at NASA's pictures of today's spacewalk to repair the shuttle gives me shivers of awe. I wonder what the astronaut who did this would say about whether the risk was worth the reward.

Space is unimportant from one perspective, namely that of the heart. But today's mind wants to be satisfied. Though after watching the program Cosmos by Carl Sagan over the weekend, I wonder what questions about our universe's origins worth asking are left to ask. We'll never penetrate farther back than the Big Bang.

And who cares if there are other human beings out there? I really, really don't. I have my mind full enough trying to imagine what's going to happen with the 64 billion and more that are popping up on this planet.