In helping Jon complete the post a day for a month celebrating 10 years of selenian boondocks, I found I’m not very good at nonspontaneous writing. When I have an idea that I’m passionate about and I write it up during the enthusiasm of developing it, it’s a lot of fun. Trying to create a post a day is the first time I’ve ever written to a deadline. It’s very definitely a different atmosphere. It seems to me the posts are less convincing and probably less fun for the reader.
One reason for less enthusiasm now is I’m not really doing anything physical to move spaceflight forward. I tend to be a participant in things I’m interested in and hardly ever a spectator. Like I tell people about watching porn or sports, that ain’t you so why bother. I want my epitaph to read participant not spectator, and I tend to of been more of a spaceflight spectator than not over the last several years. Finances tend to control ability to participate in space as well as anything else, and since the recession my finances have been quite limited for anything other than keeping my business operating and living my life.
Of the many ideas that I have about propulsion, spaceflight, and making it all happen, virtually all of them require seed money that exceeds what I have readily available. So my focus has been on my business with the idea that if I develop the financial capability I can push some of these ideas forward. Is not a tremendous amount of money to develop demonstration prototypes in the aerospace world, but still considerable to an individual.
I will still write up a few ideas when they occur to me and I’m in the mood and have the time to write, but it is unlikely that I will try to maintain any type of set pace for publication.
Thank you everybody that put up with my latest fumbling around.