Happy Anniversary my dear blog. As of January 1st its been one year. An easy date to remember. Good for me, since I am not known to have a very diligent memory.
I spent the first 6 months of 2016 churning out content viewed by a few of you. Many posts drew houls of laughter from myself. As I tell my virtually entirely international classes of high school students, the jokes I tell in class are mostly for myself. If anyone else benefits then all the better. One local student told me recently, in a gentle tone assuming that I did not realize, that “they” don’t get my jokes. “I know”, I told her. The jokes are just for you and me. Two smiles and 19 blank faces.
I spent the second 6 months of 2016 preoccupied with applying to be a Canadian astronaut and as a result did not blog hardly at all. I made it past the first few rounds and was mentally gearing up for the physical tests that would come next, but it was not to be. Not that I thought I would actually make it as one of 2 astronauts hired from 4000 applicants. But I did hope, actually expect, to be among the last hundred or so going through rigorous testing and competitions as I imagine happens on the reality TV show Survivor, even though I never watched any episodes. I would have been good. A wily old coyote with surprising physical stamina and an overachiever under pressure. But maybe only in my dreams.
Happy Anniversary my dear blog, and Happy 2017. The truth is out there.