arcana imperii :: the book of j


human achievement day

neil armstrong's lunar footprint

as the new shuttle mission continues, with a 21st-century captain janeway at the helm, commander eileen collins, one can't help but share in the absolute awe and brilliance represented by the human achievement of space flight.

once again, i point to edward hudgins for further thoughts in praise of reason, individuality and achievement.

«on 20 july let's each reflect on our achievements -- as individuals and as we work in concert with others. let's recognise that achievements of all sorts -- epitomised by the moon landings -- are the essence and the expected of human life. let's rejoice on this day and commemorate the best within us with, as rand would say, the total passion for the total heights!»

and so αι (belatedly) co-declares 20 july human achievement day.