When I was a kid I loved any models that showed the internal workings of anything from sea creatures to the hollow man and women models that they sold to us at the toy store. At the doctor's office I could take apart and put back together most of the models he had. The ear one was toughest with all its tiny parts but I would treat it like I was solving a Rubbicks's Cube puzzle and it was a speed event. It got so bad that the doctor on the base had to put away his models when I showed because he knew that breaking my attention away from them would have been impossible. In college and universtity I always tried to arrive to my labs early so I could play around with the eye model or the uterus one since you always got the tiny fetus to stick back the right way. When I taught science we had both a life sized skeleton model and one that had all the major organs and I bet even today that every kid I taught still knows exactly where the liver, kidneys, heart, lungs, and all other internal parts are found. They loved knowing as much as I did. And we would take that kit apart and put it back together like it was an timed olympic event. I was and still am a weird little person. Thanks to Super Punch and Amazon.
I forever stand vigilant to protect this planet from the myriad of forces that are always against us. Be it the octopus, zombies, aliens or the robots my team of human agents, and our feline allies, circle the globe in a never ending struggle for human freedom.
I learn all I can on every subject that interests me. I especially enjoy ancient history because in the past there are valuable lessons to be found. Also, if I ever get my time machine to work properly, it would be good to know a bit about possible destinations and what to expect when I get there.
I greatly appreciate beautiful design. Be it manufactured or found naturally I am fascinated by the process of invention. I am attracted to the unique, the strange, the haunted. I like to share what I find on this blog.
And not let us forget the 'Cephalopod Menace' who, if allowed to, would wrap their tentacles around all that is good and pure in this life and crush it until it remained no more. They are creatures of pure spite. Hate is all they know. Death is all they do. They are our most ruthless and determined enemy.
So we fight. Selena has the celebrity contacts, the cat is ruthless and without pity, Roosevelt's ghost has the experience and I do the wetwork.
Fighting for the future of the planet doesn't have to be a chore, however. We can take the time to appreciate all that is cool in this world even as we cut the octopus into bite sized chunks.
This is the reason there has always been and must forever be, a Cave of Cool. Be sure to wipe your feet before you enter.