January 16th, 2009


Mars Recap

Michael Angerman, Samantha Henderson, Debbie Kolodji, Geoff Landis, Kendall Evans, Kathabela Wilson, and Sharon Hawley. Not shown: Rick Wilson.

Wednesday's speculative poetry dinner with Geoff Landis turned out great. Kathabela made Eggplant Parmigiana, Pasta, Italian sausages, etc. I brought a pasta primavera salad.

Geoff read from his new book "Iron Angels." We also had a read-around of speculative poetry and Rick played on a Dresden flute from the 1880's.

And we talked about....Mars. And poetry.

And how much it would cost to bring back a soil sample from the red planet.

Yesterday I went to the free lecture at Cal Tech given by Dr. Steve Squyres, the principal investigator of the Mars Rovers. He was an engaging speaker and the visuals were all great.

But, he didn't mention methane.