Excerpt from the Tao Te Ching


A good traveler has no fixed plans
and is not intent upon arriving.
A good artist lets his intuition
lead him wherever it wants.
A good scientist has freed himself of concepts
and keeps his mind open to what is.

Thus the Master is available to all people
and doesn’t reject anyone.
He is ready to use all situations
and doesn’t waste anything.
This is called embodying the light.

What is a good man but a bad man’s teacher?
What is a bad man but a good man’s job?
If you don’t understand this, you will get lost,
however intelligent you are.
It is the great secret.


unsolicited ideas for star trek 3

And if the transporters should beam you someplace weird,
Where black is white, and I’ve grown a beard,
And if it seems you might not find a way back soon,
I’ll see you on the dark side of the moon.

(new patches up for sale at my Etsy shop)

Helensburgh Station, via Matthew Jeffery


Galactic Moon eclipse captured by Babak Tafreshi. Take time to look at this image, and you’ll notice several large emission nebulae with vivid red color, details of the Milky Way and lots of stars.