Mars Landing

I watched the Phoenix landing on Mars live the other day, right before I had to leave for work. Amazing! What's even more amazing is that another spacecraft, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, actually took a picture of Phoenix descending on a parachute.


Gay Marriage

The California Supreme Court today did the right thing and declared the ban on gay marriage unconstitutional, because it deprives citizens of the right to equal protection under the law. This is not "legislating from the bench", it's protecting constitutional rights. A majority vote cannot violate basic civil rights. It's too bad it's my night off, so I don't get to see the Castro celebrating in the warm weather. (98 degrees today at my house!)