I wonder how often I have to click on NextBlog (which takes you to a random Blogger-blog; cool feature by the way), before I’ll get my own blog. Hmm.


I’ve never taken Latin (The Italic language of ancient Latium and of Rome and until modern times the dominant language of school, church, and state in western Europe.) at school, which I regret from time to time. But now I’ve found a site with an online Latin course.

Good news

Just got a call from the ANWB, about my next driving experience. Apparently I have to send a few more documents, which I’ll do when I get home today. But the good news is that I can take another test mid September. The exact schedule will be send sometime in the next few days. I’m so relieved, because this means I won’t have to do another theory exam (if all goes well, that is).

William Blake

When despair for the world grows in me
I go and lie down where the wood-drake rests
In his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
That do not tax their lives with forethought of grief.

I come into the presence of still water,
And feel above me the day-blind stars
Waiting with their light.
And for a time I rest in the peace of the world
And am free.


I watched an episode of Space last night on Canvas. It was all about how we need to establish ourselves on other planets, through Terraforming. Terraforming is a process of planetary engineering, specifically directed at enhancing the capacity of an extraterrestrial planetary environment to support life. The ultimate in terraforming would be to create an uncontained planetary biosphere emulating all the functions of the biosphere of the Earth—one that would be fully habitable for human beings. There’s loads to find about this online, like this Google directory, where I found Red, which focusses on making Mars our new home.
One of a hundred things could happen that would make Earth uninhabitable at any moment, and our only sanctuary would be a terraformed Mars. An asteroid collision, volcano eruption, overpopulation explosion, natural resource depletion, ozone layer depletion, nuclear or biological warfare… just a few of the things that could happen leaving the human race with no way out. The survival of the human race is more important than preserving a planet. We must expand from Earth and begin terraforming as soon as possible.
I wonder what the human species will be like after having lived and evolved for generations on completely different planets. Or maybe it’ll never happen. Maybe we’ll destroy earth long before we get a chance to explore the universe. I wonder.