In Stanislaw Lem’s classic sci-fi/philosophy novel “Solaris”, scientists on a space station studying the titular planet receive “visitors”. The sub-atomic particles neutrinos are mentioned and theories are postulated (sorry so vague, no spoilers). It all invites many rabbit hole dives into the nature of the mind (the human one), perception and the matter/antimatter relationship. How can they co-exist? Technically, they can’t, but this video talks about the notion that matter gained an edge when this nutty ol’ universe was but a wee toddler. Check it out. And happy rabbit holing.
The 2021 Go Forward Team Ride to benefit the Forward Foundation is in the books. We had great weather with lots of families on-site during the ride. The 50-mile ride itself went smoothly. No incidents, crashes or punctures – all-in-all a picture perfect day for cycling. Huge thanks and gratitude to everyone that came out to support the Forward Foundation. There was a 20-miler, a 10-miler and kids’ ride and lots of fun, food and activities at Dorey Park this weekend. Please consider making a donation in support of this great organization led my Executive Director and CEO Andrea Starr. They work tirelessly to provide support and resources to single parents in financial crisis. See you next year!
Watch clips from the ride:
If you’re on the activity tracking platform Strava you can check out the ride here:
“All friendships of any length are based on a continued, mutual forgiveness. Without tolerance and mercy all friendships die.”
-David Whyte, poet and philosopher from Consolations: The Solace, Nourishment and Underlying Meaning of Everyday Words
C.S. Lewis said of friendship that it is “one of those things which gives value to survival.”
“FRIENDSHIP is a mirror to presence and a testament to forgiveness. Friendship not only helps us see ourselves through another’s eyes, but can be sustained over the years only with someone who has repeatedly forgiven us for our trespasses as we must find it in ourselves to forgive them in turn. A friend knows our difficulties and shadows and remains in sight, a companion to our vulnerabilities more than our triumphs, when we are under the strange illusion we do not need them. An undercurrent of real friendship is a blessing exactly because its elemental form is rediscovered again and again through understanding and mercy. All friendships of any length are based on a continued, mutual forgiveness. Without tolerance and mercy all friendships die.”