The United Space School went out to a Houston Dynamos game. It was a lot of fun. Continue reading →
Archive for August, 2012
I am alive.
San Francisco was amazing.
Back at work and really busy.
Been re-acclimatising to Wellington weather. Gross.
Will be posting photos and tales shortly. In the meantime I am gearing up for Bird of the Year.
One of the board members for the Foundation for International Space Education, Jeevan Perera, took Ben, Sinead, two of the students who he is hosting Alex Carney and Montse Cordero, and I night flying over Houston.
One word: absolutely-mind-blowingly-crazy-amazing-awesome-times-a-million. Continue reading →
Guns are an integral part of the American psyche. Try explaining to a Texan how hard to obtain a handgun in New Zealand (or Europe) and they’ll look at you blankly and say “That’s so weird”. Then again, they can walk into Walmart buy their groceries, booze prescription meds, and pick up a rifle all in the same place.
Guns are horrible things. Don’t get me wrong. I would never own a gun and I will probably never shoot one again. However, when in Texas it is part of the cultural experience to shoot a gun.
So Ben and I went shooting at an indoor firing range close to where we are staying in League City. We hired a 40 calibre Glock semi-automatic handgun with a clip that holds 12 rounds.