Greetings! You may have noticed the Word of the Day feature along the sidebar. I have been meaning to accept the challenge (foolishly proposed by none other than Yours Truly lol) to incorporate it into my post for each day. It would also be entertaining if guests who choose to leave a comment (which I highly encourage - you can remain anonymous or assume a fictional identity) also try using The Word - no pressure, just a suggestion :) I hope this request does not incite you to oppugn me...! hehe
One of my great joys in life is discovering new music. We purchased Manfred Mann's space odyssey Solar Fire yesterday and loaded it onto our ipods. First released in 1973 it is (thankfully) as far away from Blinded By the Light as you can imagine. I am already a fan of (some) progressive rock and this particular album is a little Yes, Pink Floyd and Deep Purple rolled into one. Almost a religious experience.
Interestingly, it was 50 years ago today that Yuri Gagarin, dubbed the 'Columbus of the Cosmos' became the first human in recorded history to travel into space; orbiting the earth aboard the Soviet Union space capsule Vostok.