Half way to go

Each time I hear the Sun is 50% through its life and only has 5 billion years to go, I feel sad.

If we’re not off Earth and into the Milky Way Galaxy by then it’s all over. Colonising the Solar System is not enough.

For humanity it’s less time than 5 billion years. The Future of Earth, gives us a billion years to get the job done at best before the Sun has expanded its influence and engulfs us. Weirdly, that doesn’t feel like it’s long enough. I’ll never see it but I can wonder.

Crazy coincidence

I have a relatively new car. It’s done just over 3,000km. Here is a crazy coincidence from earlier today.

  • The odometer read 3,000km while I was stopped at traffic lights.
  • The odometer read 2,000km while I was stopped at traffic lights. There are not so many traffic lights where I live that this would be at all likely.
  • The two sets of traffic lights were less that 3km apart.
  • Both readings were after I had been away at a client, on a 500km+ round trip. The route taken each time, completely different.

I’m loving the feeling of wonder I am experiencing at all that.


Across the car park from where I work, someone has posted a sign that clearly says “Stop”. There is text below it I can’t read without going over there.

Have never wanted, or needed, to approach that area before the sign was posted.

What’s driving me to live so dangerously now?

What Dad’s Can’t Do

My daughter is an avid reader and loves the library. This week she brought home a copy of “What Dad’s Can’t Do” by Douglas Wood.

Here’s a summary from the website.

There are lots of things that regular people can do but dads can’t.

Dads can’t cross the street without holding hands.

They can push, but they can’t swing.

When dads play hide-and-seek they always get found, but they have a hard time finding you.

Dads really need to be kissed good night at bedtime.

It’s a wonder they make it through life at all!