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It’s the International Day of Human Space Flight, 53 yrs since Gagarin launched. Earthling’s song, to celebrate.

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The three guys on the left are Rick, Steve and Koichi. Two of them may need to do a spacewalk to swap a bad computer soon.

The three guys on the left are Rick, Steve and Koichi. Two of them may need to do a spacewalk to swap a bad computer soon.

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Lisbon is so beautiful here in the Spring, bursting with leaf and flower, blue of sky, soft light off the water.

Lisbon is so beautiful here in the Spring, bursting with leaf and flower, blue of sky, soft light off the water.

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Haircut in a strange place; a good way to experience different customs. And no matter, if a mistake, it grows back. 

Haircut in a strange place; a good way to experience different customs. And no matter, if a mistake, it grows back. 

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I need advice. If you’re in Portugal and you see one of these, what do you do? Wait, walk or make a run for it?

I need advice. If you’re in Portugal and you see one of these, what do you do? Wait, walk or make a run for it?

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The internet here in my Lisbon hotel room reminds me of internet on the Space Station, but not in a good way. ePatience is a virtue. Repeat.

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In yesterday’s Quebec election, almost 3/4 of everyone eligible voted. Great to see so many people honoring democracy. An example to us all.

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Canada’s Mounties. Thanks, gentlemen, for taking such good care of me, Prince George, and everyone else. Class.

Canada’s Mounties. Thanks, gentlemen, for taking such good care of me, Prince George, and everyone else. Class.