Kjirsti has been doing such a good job at this blog, I thought it was about time I added my own thoughts.
My work has been going quite well, I’ve been working with monkeys and computers, a hysterical mix. It is surprising how smart they are. You just need to be two steps ahead of them in everything. I love feeding them bananas and apples. They sometimes store the food in their cheeks when they are satisfied, and want to save it for later.
Oberlin is still a lovely place to live. As you’ve probably already read, we’ve been having a great time cooking, decorating, and setting up this website. We like how our sister in-law changes her theme every season, and we’d like to try the same.
I met an astronaut a few weeks ago, and it really inspired me. I’ve always wanted to be an astronaut, and though it’s more likely I’ll become the next tsar of Russia than become an astronaut, it inspired me to not write off my dreams that easily. Did you know the average astronaut candidate is ~40? I was surprised. My friend Brady informed I’ll probably have to part with my appendix and spleen. I say, “Good Riddance!”
tutalemmaI’ll try to add a picture to each entry. This comes from the Astronomy Picture of the Day . It is an annalemma; a picture of the sun taken every few weeks at the same time at the same place. This one was made in Turkey, and if you look closely, you can see an eclipse. Pretty cool!
I love you all!

One response to “Update”

  1. Tom!!! It’s soooo good to hear from you! I miss you! I can just see Brady saying that about your appendix and spleen. Oh Brady. 🙂 I love the picture. It goes well with Elder Scott’s talk. The universe is such an amazingly incomprehensible phenomenon. I hope you get to go into space someday, even if it means becoming the czar of Russia first.

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