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1970’s. Before Mir and the ISS.

Apollo Soyuz.  This is a  display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. shows the docked  configuration with the restored Apollo Command and Service Module used for testing prior to the mission the back-up, land a model of … Continue reading

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LIGHT on some HISTORY

1947 vintage over 1955 in 2007.  Time flies!

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Oh, Peggy, my Pa-he-ggy Sue

The thought had passed my mind to re-enact a slice of ‘Five Easy Pieces’. “I’d like an omelet, plain, and a chicken salad sandwich on wheat toast, no mayonnaise, no butter, no lettuce. And a cup of coffee.” Waitress:    chicken … Continue reading

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A lot of Russian around…..

here in 1968.    Now a Warsaw Pact tank track painted in peaceful lilac lie around for the curious visitor.    Art out-stallation and great recycling. Or is it a mulberry colour?   Historically more accurate, Soviet Russia had their Soviet satellite armies invaded. I was … Continue reading

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Los Angeles from Felipe de Neve to Plácido Domingo

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Hel lo

    I have been asked as to the reason for the eponymous title.  Best explained by a passage of a parable, “no man, when he hath lighted a lamp, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but … Continue reading

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Putting Descartes before the Cheval.

Did you ever have an unsettling feeling that society is not as it ought to be. I have said before and it stands repeating that  “many people put Descartes before the horse”  René Descartes, back in the day, mouthed  “je pense, … Continue reading

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Time, Place and Being.

It has taken 55 years to drop into RC Central, or Roma.  Initially last year and then again in 2013 for a few days. I had being around most of Europe in the 1970’s but only in a ‘ 13  day-pitch your … Continue reading

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Due …..

to some PRESSING issues,  I have had less time lately to impart wisdom here.  I will revert soon to my hand-written notes and in no time at all, a wave if not a tsunami of  ‘stuff’- will come your way!

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Don’t do it!

Shooting dangerous bipedal idiots is not legal?  What? I listen to the National airways for a few minutes every month by podcast.  It’s a useful device to experience torture in small packets. Lo and behold another batch of Oirish chatterati were speaking about bankers half a decade after the … Continue reading

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Belgian girls are so…….

friendly, here in Antwerp. 

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The main thing is….

Vive la différence! A pervasive cliché in the gender war game has been that men have more spatial awareness; single focus; interest in sports; need for statistics, and mechanical aptitude; while women are swayed by shoes, chocolate, babies, possibly yogurt; but shopping in … Continue reading

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IMPRESSIVE! the technology in the background as well ;-)

    A few klics short of 1400 kilometres south of DC to……..   Cape Canaveral, Fla.       Saturn 1 older brother of Saturn 5        Saturn 1’s first stage gathering of 8 H-1 old engines or “Cluster’s … Continue reading

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Guess where?

It may look like a field in County Limerick, Kerry or Tipperary  (Regio Parentibus Meis)  but it’s actually a slightly more humid green patch  a few yards   from……… images: google    Still not sure?    Clue    15 or 33?  OK?   … Continue reading

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Influence

The impressions of the US which induced feelings of wonder must be reasonably counterbalanced now with some analysis  http://metanoia-films.org/the-power-principle/ or as I see it now “We may bomb you back to the lower paleolithic age but we’ll send you our very latest  film stars … Continue reading

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Reno to Las Vegas

I must find time to upload shots from the Reno to Las Vegas flight . Here’s a map to stop you from fidgeting in anticipation!      I see from this LV tourist map that here is a Berlin -I Park and further north the … Continue reading

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ABROAD THOUGHTS FROM HOME

   Corporate Jolly brings YOU off your Trolly Why did they get rid of trams in Dublin, and 50 years later re-introduce it, and then with as much ‘join up’ as in the thinking.  Besides being ‘Oirish’ that is?   I ‘ll … Continue reading

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Are you ready for your close-up? We’re lighting the candle of the lowest bidder!

 This technology monitored the lighting of a virtual bomb under the willing.       images/text Copyright © MOSAherne 2013 · All Rights Reserved   Some decades later……..                                                                       pre-flight checks THIS IS AS CLOSE AS ONE CAN GET … Continue reading

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Herz der Europa, Deutschland

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Germany is fascinating. We’re outside the Adler Café in Berlin.   Had I been wearing a trench coat and a monocle I wouldn’t  have been out of place.   The building was tangibly and authentically Berlin as much as the neighbouring tourist shops … Continue reading

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The Only Revolution…

  the Irish will ever experience ……. is one which follows the Laws of Physics and least of all democratic politics   Pic. from ISS.  credit: NASA/ESA. text. Copyright MOSAherne 2013. All Rights Reserved.

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Solipsism in the Sol?

You may have noticed that there are a lot of mug-shots of yours truly on all platforms.  This could leave me open to accusations of rampant egoism.   Now give me some credit. The first ‘selfies’  required amazing dexterity.  There is … Continue reading

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Documentaries meant for you!

 A little exhortation for these titles …….   http://documentarystorm.com/the-2nd-assassination-of-jfk/ http://documentarystorm.com/the-bridge/ http://documentarystorm.com/woody-allen-wild-man-blues/ http://documentarystorm.com/mary-roach-10-things-you-didnt-know-about-orgasm/ http://documentarystorm.com/the-worlds-greatest-money-maker-warren-buffett/ http://documentaryheaven.com/the-vice-guide-to-travel-north-korea/   Not overlooking the gravitas of that last one, there is one facet of North Korea that is very appealing.  The women of PRNK are radiant!  They also manage to retain the art of … Continue reading

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“The difficult we do right away. The impossible, takes just a while longer.”

  I wonder how the world today has plummeted into a death spiral of celebrity fixation powered by cultural black holes of advertising and PR and their vast orbit of diabolical influence. Useless tribes of the glib-gob media are rewarded  in continual … Continue reading

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At 39B…again!

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