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in the official gaggle of geese.
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Click HERE for Katie Gallagher Goese's fine art.
Click HERE for links to Mimi Goese's music.
Classroom Aquatic virtual reality (VR) game
▼ by Mickey Goese & his Sunken Places partners. ▼
Once upon a time,
in a place far, far away called "Wisconsin,"
couple fell in love and married.
Doris & Jim met each other at a Friday night
on December 16, 1949.
Mom sez, "...at this point [above], we weren't
even really serious about each other."
Dad sez, "I was serious." Somewhere down the road,
they both got serious & something clicked...NINE times. When we were young
our parents moved a lot,
but we always found them.
Over 70 years later, Jim & Doris Goese
are still smiling and having
We're all alive and well, nobody's in jail (yet),
and we have each other's love. ▲ The world's greatest parents ▲
celebrate their 69th anniversary & 90th birthdays in 2021!
Some people think you need to be "successful" to be happy.
The truth is this: You need to be happy to be successful.
Where did Dan get his supernatural powers?
Dan (#5/♂/♐) was part of a top-secret experiment
on toddlers in the late 1950s & early 60s
involving a proprietary mix of Comet cleanser
Instant Nonfat Dry Milk...
❌ Dan left Underwriters Laboratories (UL) in 1987...
❌ ...then he left Hewlett-Packard (HP) in 1997.
❌ MusicMatch was sold to Yahoo! in 2004.
❌ Marketing Counsel, Inc. was closed in 2011.
❌ Outlook Research (USA) was closed soon thereafter.
❌ Dan retired from VR/AR (virtual & augmented reality) consulting in 2017.
❌ Rent La Jolla Shores LLC was closed in 2018.
❌ Our last rental property was sold in 2021, bringing MdR Beach Rental LLC to a close.
✅ Dan's time is split between computer putzing, family, cycling, environmental advocacy, & mediocre landscaping (an awesome, full-body workout).
The Goese family mourns our tragic loss of Matt Cowan (1985-2014) Please donate. Learn more HERE.
We love you, Matt!
“To the world you may be one person;
but to one person you may be the world.” — Dr. Seuss
(Theodore Geisel, La Jolla homeboy)
How shall we care for this amazing vessel that affords us life and comfort? Shall we fill the oceans with plastic? Shall we shower it with nuclear radiation? Shall we pump CO₂ and poisonous NO₂ into the air until it resembles the uninhabitable planets we're so anxious to explore? Let's not.
Planet Earth is orbiting the sun at ≈67,000 miles (107,826 km) an hour, which is over 87 times the speed of sound.
Resting near the equator, you are spinning around the molten center of this supersonic projectile at ≈1,000 miles (1,609 km) an hour.
Our magnificent sun is about 93 million miles from our planet Earth. (The moon is less than one quarter of 1 million miles away.)
Our entire solar system is just a microscopic speck within our own Milky Way galaxy.
The Milky Way contains hundreds of billions of stars...including our sun. Our galaxy is NOT expanding the way the universe is.
Our Milky Way galaxy is just one of billions—possibly trillions—of galaxies in the "known" universe.
The Andromeda Galaxy is moving towards the Milky Way and will collide with us in ≈4 billion years. Humans will orchestrate their own "end times" many times before then, but mother Earth might actually survive this collision.
Before trying to describe how large our universe is in distance measurement units called "light years" (how far light travels in a year in space), here's an illustration of how fast light travels... Earth's circumference is ≈24,901 miles (40,075 km) at the equator. Light skimming along its surface could lap the equator nearly 7½ times every second. (Note: Light travels ≈0.1% slower in the atmosphere than it does in space, depending upon the frequency. Light travels at roughly 900,000 times the speed of sound...and sound is pretty fast from our perspective!)
The currently observable universe is ≈100,000,000,000 (10¹¹) light years in diameter and is currently expanding. That's 100 BILLION light years. Remember that just ONE light year—the distance light can travel in one year in space—is ≈5,878,499,810,000 (about 5.9 trillion) miles.
If only you could actually travel at the speed of light for billions of years (you can't), you just might grasp how vast our universe has become over its multi-billion-year lifespan.
Now let's really blow your mind. As our universe expands, there is a distance in every direction from us—on the fringe of our known universe—where the recession velocity of galactic objects exceeds the velocity of light. This means luminous objects beyond that distance become invisible (and unknowable) to us. So we can't even tell how big our universe really is. For practical purposes, I'd say it's technically OK to call it an "infinite universe." ∞
Have a good laugh when someone confidentially assures you that the earth was created "thousands" of years ago or that there's a god who "created us in his image" (Genesis 1:27). You've probably noticed that some (many) people tend to think the universe revolves around them. It's mature and brave of you to move beyond the tooth fairy, the Easter bunny, and "eternal life" as a means of coping with mortality. Just don't spend too much time with those kinds of people. Otherwise their pseudoscientific tendencies and "alternate facts" might rub off on you. 😉
Regardless of our significance—or lack thereof—we must do our best to make our situation better for those around us and those who will follow in our footsteps. And it wouldn't hurt to take better care of our planet so our great grandchildren can enjoy a habitable outdoor environment.
There comes a time in your life when you just walk away from all the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh, forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right, pray for the ones who don't. Life is too short to be anything but happy. Falling down is a part of life, getting back up is living. Every day is a blessing. Be thankful for the miracle of life for the short time you have to experience it. While you soar through space in this amazing place, take a deep breath, let go of your anxiety, and be perfectly still, loving & serene. That's something you can do for this world.
World peace starts in your mind.
LOVE your day and your day will be better.
Gratitude—savoring the POSITIVE circumstances of life—is one way to CHOOSE to be happier.
When you're happy, others around you are happier. Make an effort. Find joy & happiness by sharing your most joyful spirit with others.
ALLOW. Sometimes what you resist persists. Resisting or "embracing" a painful experience can wear you down. Try to just "allow" it for a spell.
Don't worry. If you're worrying, get in your director's chair and tell your mind to PLAN so you don't have to worry. Once you've planned and acted on your plan, you've done all you need to do.
Savor this inherently AMAZING moment...right here, right now.
Are you now ready to spread peace, love & happiness?
🔶 Environmental Activist
🔶 Pseudoscience Critic
🔶 Guardian Angel
LOCATION: Virgo Supercluster\Galaxy Alliance\Milky Way\Solar System\Earth\USA\California\San Diego
Billions of people are comforted by religion in a world torn by religion.
Love and humanism are my religions. I believe that a truly "good life" is inspired by love and guided by knowledge, not religion or "faith" in things that don't actually exist. I am compassionate enough to understand that you can't necessarily see reality too clearly after your lifetime of indoctrination. My "god" (my morning coffee & the opportunity to live another day, cognizant of the connections between us) helps me find more joy, serenity, and meaning in our universe than any story you can tell me about your invisible friend ever will. Based on what I learned growing up as a Catholic, the Catholic God is a misogynistic, inattentive, neglectful parent. His "children" are brainwashed enablers when they claim he "works in mysterious ways" while he lets millions of young children suffer, starve & die. No offense. I'm just sharing my beliefs without trying to force them on you. I wish the our government wasn't tied to any religion, and I think all religious enterprises should be taxed like any other business geared toward taking money from people.
Just remember the golden rule & leave a positive emotional footprint.
"There are really just five simple lessons to life.
Be honest, work hard, have fun, be grateful and pay it forward.”
— Bruce Halle, Discount Tire founder (1930-2018)
"I maintain there is much more wonder in science than in pseudoscience. And in addition, to whatever measure this term has any meaning, science has the additional virtue—and it is not an inconsiderable one—of being true."
— Carl Sagan