Deprecated: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP; cl_top_commentluvvers_widget has a deprecated constructor in /home/hollyj/public_html/race2hugo.net/blog/wp-content/plugins/commentluv-premium/include/top-commentators-luvlinks.php on line 32

Deprecated: Function create_function() is deprecated in /home/hollyj/public_html/race2hugo.net/blog/wp-content/plugins/feedburner-email-widget/widget-feedburner-email.php on line 269

Deprecated: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP; FeedBurnerFormWidget has a deprecated constructor in /home/hollyj/public_html/race2hugo.net/blog/wp-content/plugins/feedburner-form/control/widgets.php on line 3

Deprecated: Function create_function() is deprecated in /home/hollyj/public_html/race2hugo.net/blog/wp-content/plugins/feedburner-form/control/widgets.php on line 214

Deprecated: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP; PingOptimizerPlugin has a deprecated constructor in /home/hollyj/public_html/race2hugo.net/blog/wp-content/plugins/maxblogpress-ping-optimizer/maxblogpress-ping-optimizer.php on line 41

Notice: Undefined property: PingOptimizerPlugin::$wp_postmeta in /home/hollyj/public_html/race2hugo.net/blog/wp-content/plugins/maxblogpress-ping-optimizer/maxblogpress-ping-optimizer.php on line 67

Notice: Undefined variable: post_title in /home/hollyj/public_html/race2hugo.net/blog/wp-content/plugins/maxblogpress-ping-optimizer/maxblogpress-ping-optimizer.php on line 84

Notice: Undefined variable: post_type in /home/hollyj/public_html/race2hugo.net/blog/wp-content/plugins/maxblogpress-ping-optimizer/maxblogpress-ping-optimizer.php on line 84

Warning: sizeof(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/hollyj/public_html/race2hugo.net/blog/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-firewall-2/wordpress-firewall-2.php on line 300

Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /home/hollyj/public_html/race2hugo.net/blog/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-firewall-2/wordpress-firewall-2.php on line 301

Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /home/hollyj/public_html/race2hugo.net/blog/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-firewall-2/wordpress-firewall-2.php on line 303

Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /home/hollyj/public_html/race2hugo.net/blog/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-firewall-2/wordpress-firewall-2.php on line 306

Notice: Trying to access array offset on value of type bool in /home/hollyj/public_html/race2hugo.net/blog/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-firewall-2/wordpress-firewall-2.php on line 315

Warning: sizeof(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/hollyj/public_html/race2hugo.net/blog/wp-content/plugins/wordpress-firewall-2/wordpress-firewall-2.php on line 300

Notice: register_sidebar was called incorrectly. No id was set in the arguments array for the "Sidebar" sidebar. Defaulting to "sidebar-1". Manually set the id to "sidebar-1" to silence this notice and keep existing sidebar content. Please see Debugging in WordPress for more information. (This message was added in version 4.2.0.) in /home/hollyj/public_html/race2hugo.net/blog/wp-includes/functions.php on line 5768

Notice: register_sidebar was called incorrectly. No id was set in the arguments array for the "Homepage" sidebar. Defaulting to "sidebar-2". Manually set the id to "sidebar-2" to silence this notice and keep existing sidebar content. Please see Debugging in WordPress for more information. (This message was added in version 4.2.0.) in /home/hollyj/public_html/race2hugo.net/blog/wp-includes/functions.php on line 5768

Notice: register_sidebar was called incorrectly. No id was set in the arguments array for the "Footer" sidebar. Defaulting to "sidebar-3". Manually set the id to "sidebar-3" to silence this notice and keep existing sidebar content. Please see Debugging in WordPress for more information. (This message was added in version 4.2.0.) in /home/hollyj/public_html/race2hugo.net/blog/wp-includes/functions.php on line 5768

Deprecated: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP; AboutMeWidget has a deprecated constructor in /home/hollyj/public_html/race2hugo.net/blog/wp-content/themes/BoldNew/includes/widgets/widget-about.php on line 1

Deprecated: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP; AdsenseWidget has a deprecated constructor in /home/hollyj/public_html/race2hugo.net/blog/wp-content/themes/BoldNew/includes/widgets/widget-adsense.php on line 1

Deprecated: Methods with the same name as their class will not be constructors in a future version of PHP; AdvWidget has a deprecated constructor in /home/hollyj/public_html/race2hugo.net/blog/wp-content/themes/BoldNew/includes/widgets/widget-ads.php on line 1

Deprecated: The called constructor method for WP_Widget in cl_top_commentluvvers_widget is deprecated since version 4.3.0! Use __construct() instead. in /home/hollyj/public_html/race2hugo.net/blog/wp-includes/functions.php on line 5409

Deprecated: The called constructor method for WP_Widget in AboutMeWidget is deprecated since version 4.3.0! Use __construct() instead. in /home/hollyj/public_html/race2hugo.net/blog/wp-includes/functions.php on line 5409

Deprecated: The called constructor method for WP_Widget in AdsenseWidget is deprecated since version 4.3.0! Use __construct() instead. in /home/hollyj/public_html/race2hugo.net/blog/wp-includes/functions.php on line 5409

Deprecated: The called constructor method for WP_Widget in AdvWidget is deprecated since version 4.3.0! Use __construct() instead. in /home/hollyj/public_html/race2hugo.net/blog/wp-includes/functions.php on line 5409

Deprecated: Function create_function() is deprecated in /home/hollyj/public_html/race2hugo.net/blog/wp-content/plugins/commentluv-premium/include/commentluv-class.php on line 3329
Per aspera ad astra! | Race to the Hugo Awards
Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/hollyj/public_html/race2hugo.net/blog/wp-content/plugins/maxblogpress-ping-optimizer/maxblogpress-ping-optimizer.php on line 459
search
top

Per aspera ad astra!

They say that the subconscious mind can’t tell truth from fiction, and it is in reliance upon this that I’ve spent the weekend creating a website about a dare that some might call crazy, ridiculous, unrealistic, silly, or – well, they’d be wrong. So says my subconscious. I mean, who would have thought, at the dawn of the 20th Century, that men really would set foot on the moon before the century was over? Who truly imagined, in the mid-1970s, that the PC would one day be ubiquitous, or that a cheap pocket calculator would contain more computing power than the mainframes used to run an entire university’s accounting and student records programs in the 1980s?

I don’t want to hear about “realistic.” I want to dream big dreams. Don’t you? Here’s to all of us, reaching for the stars, achieving our goals and our big dreams.

I was gratified, yesterday, when Mitch wrote to me, after adding his bio page, that “This thing just became real…if you know what I mean.”

That’s the idea.

I’m thrilled to announce that Marian Allen will be joining us in the Dare – I’ve managed to twist her arm without breaking it. I threatened to yell awful things like, “Nanny, nanny boo boo, ya big chicken!” until she agreed to throw her hat in the ring. Not that that influenced her unduly, or anything – I think it was when I said, “I’ll send Godzilla to munch on your geraniums!” that she finally caved.

She asked if I was collecting Allens. Or people with the initials M.A. It’s an interesting notion  to ponder, I suppose. I also have a thing for the number “3.” And now there are three of us. Coincidence?

I think not.

 


Notice: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/hollyj/public_html/race2hugo.net/blog/wp-content/themes/BoldNew/epanel/custom_functions.php on line 1837
10 Responses to “Per aspera ad astra!”

  1. mitch
    Twitter:
    says:

    Buzz Light year would have loved that phrase, had he not dropped out of high school to save that Sad Sack Woody.

    I think this is a great idea! To think, someone’s award has lead us to pursue another. Sadly, for so many people who through out casual remarks, reality never materializes from the ether. Those folks are missing out – wondering where all the so-called magic has gone from this world.

    So, here we go, right? I’m glad to see Marian here. Her presence will be a gentle reminder for me to do another one of her excellent prompts.

    Cheers,

    Mitch
    mitch would be over the moon if you read A Moment For MelindaMy Profile

  2. Alan says:

    I find myself contemplating the difference between Allens and Alans. And the blog header image above is depicted perfectly today. Life is strange, Holly.
    Alan would be over the moon if you read Just Friends (Not Just Facebook Friends)My Profile

    • I’m glad the universe has decided to be kind and display things as they should be, Alan! You’re right – there are an awful lot of Allens/Alans in my life right now. I wonder… is there some miraculous, futuristic scientific principle with the name Allen or Alan in it that perhaps I ought to be writing about?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

CommentLuv badge
This blog uses premium CommentLuv which allows you to put your keywords with your name if you have had 5 approved comments. Use your real name and then @ your keywords (maximum of 2)
top