Major Tom

April 26, 2004

[Major Tom]This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I’m stepping through the door
And I’m floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today
— David Bowie

42 laps around this star, and counting…

…Say, isn’t that the meaning of life? The universe? Everything! How fitting that for my birthday, Kay bought me the book The Elegant Universe (Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory). (Can a nerd have a better wife than Kay?)

Jon Reid

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As an American missionary kid who grew up in Japan, I'm a child of two cultures, while not fully belonging to either. This gives me a sightly different view of the world.

4 responses to Major Tom

  1. Happy Birthday!!!
    Hope that you are having an outstanding day!
    And Carl frequently buys me RAM (yes, I mean computer memory) for special events. A coule valentine’s days ago, he got 256k! Maybe we should ahve a nerd present competition. Winner gets a pocket protector!

  2. Great book! I hope you enjoy it.
    I just discovered that Brian Greene has written another book, “The Fabric of the Cosmos : Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality” with a similar theme.

  3. I bet you would enjoy Thomas Dubay’s “the evidential power of beauty” also.
    Happy, happy birthday.

  4. Maligayang Bati! Eat, sleep, eat, sleep, eat sleep, rest.
    Don’t forget to eat on your birthday. 🙂 May the Good Lord shower you with abundance in every area of your life this year..