MOYERS: Do you think we can educate ourselves, that any one of us, at any time, can be educated in any subject that strikes our fancy?
ASIMOV: The key words here are “that strikes our fancy.” There are some things that simply don’t strike my fancy, and I doubt that I can force myself to be educated in them. On the other hand, when there’s a subject I’m ferociously interested in, then it is easy for me to learn about it. I take it in gladly and cheerfully…
[What’s exciting is] the actual process of broadening yourself, of knowing there’s now a little extra facet of the universe you know about and can think about and can understand. It seems to me that when it’s time to die, there would be a certain pleasure in thinking that you had utilized your life well, learned as much as you could, gathered in as much as possible of the universe, and enjoyed it. There’s only this one universe and only this one lifetime to try to grasp it. And while it is inconceivable that anyone can grasp more than a tiny portion of it, at least you can do that much. What a tragedy just to pass through and get nothing out of it.
My mother’s passport, April 1951
My grandmother’s passport from Germany.
Happy Birthday to my darling momma tinabee! I love you!
A collection from @campbrandgoods. #buyfolk
So excited for this summer camping road trip extravaganza. T-minus five weeks!
Will my Trotsky cactus garden in Texas look anything like this? I sure hope so.
good friends touring mansions
The Arcade Fire #ReflektorTour
Fort Snelling, Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers.
[The America, Mississippi river boat, Mississippi River, Miss.] Via Library of Congress, [between 1900 and 1910]
There’s a chest buried somewhere in America containing millions of dollars in treasure! The secret haul was buried three years ago by 82 year old New Mexico millionaire, Forrest Fenn, and all you have to do is follow his trail of clues to find it, and it’s yours!
Fenn claims his motivation for burying the treasure was to inspire people to get out and explore America’s scenic trails, with the promise of stumbling upon some gold, obviously. The treasure map to the chest is in the form of a poem that contains 9 clues. Solve them, and you’re rich. Easy as that.
The catch? You’ll have to buy Fenn’s book, “The Thrill of the Chase” to get the directions in full.
Fenn, who made an impressive fortune dealing artifacts, has inspired adventures around the world to get off their butts and go out in search of the expensive treasure. Since the release of his book, he’s received well over 7,500 emails from excited treasure hunters who have been scouring the countryside, searching behind waterfalls and on mountain tops, but to date no one has yet found the hidden cache.
Who’s up for a mission?
Oh my god yessssss!