Life continues to be a bit on the go for me – but in a way, that’s good.
One thing I appreciate about going almost anywhere is seeing what you spot on the way to a destination.
Photographer Grant Haller enjoyed that while he worked in daily journalism. I was reminded of that idea when my wife and I took our son, earlier this month, to the Blue Angels show over Lake Washington in the Seattle area.
In a matter of minutes of online reading, I came across the use of polymath – in three different cases.
Dictionary.com defines the word as ”a person of great learning in several fields of study.”
Interestingly enough, the use was connected to Sidney Harman, the business leader who is buying Newsweek. He also sits on the board of The Aspen Institute, a think tank that focuses on ideas, civic life and education.
As you might have seen, I had an exhilarating and invigorating time blogging for the Wing Luke Museum’s Chinese Heritage Tour of the American West.
If you haven’t read the blog entries, please have a look. The pace was fast – but good- and the investment in time was well worth it. It’s one of those trips in life that you set time aside to take – well, because it’s unclear when you’ll have time to do it again.
The group of 35 people or so returned to the Seattle area early last week. I’ve been resting up and getting caught up on things on the homefront.
The Wing Luke Museum’s Chinese Heritage Tour of the American West takes place this week – and I’ll be helping the Seattle institution devoted to the Asian Pacific American experience file blog dispatches from the road.
Please visit the museum’s travel blog. Among the places tour participants and I will visit in Washington state, Oregon, Idaho and Nevada will be the mines where Chinese immigrants once searched for gold.
It will, I think, be good stuff all around. And yes, please pass on the word about the journey and travel blog.
I’ve been busy with a few odds and ends recently. But certainly, a flying car – in 2010 – will catch my attention.
The people at Terrafugia are the brains behind this flying vehicle, the Transition, which has received much online and television attention.
I should note that while it captures human attention, there was another flying car from Moulton B. Taylor of Longview, Wash. It was called the Aerocar – and yes, newsreel cameras captured it flying in the 1950s.
The Aerocar is on display at The Museum of Flight in Seattle. And I will say this about the Terrafugia Transition – it is inspiring.