When a hailstorm destroyed the harvest of a small family-farm in Illinois in 1922, it meant 16 year old Clyde could not enter college. Four years on he had built his own telescope and came across what would later be known as the Kuiper belt. Today, after travelling through space for 9 years at a speed of just under 50.000 km/h, his ashes flew past another of his discoveries, Pluto. Continue reading not goofy
When a gust of wind took a plastic bag along the beach that evening I chased it for only a very short stretch, before giving in and watching it blow off. My legs, at this point, had done their days’ chore, carrying me through my first ever half-Marathon.