nothing much to say for today, except that i very selfishly hope the ash cloud in chile continues to grow, just for another day or so. that will mean i get to stay home & relax this weekend - and attend a couple of meetings that i'd otherwise have to miss.
but one issue that arises is the need to develop some reliable forms of local & international transport for when nature causes a big fail. when europe had to stop for a week last year, it was a huge stress, both economically & socially. it's time we had some innovation in transport. seriously, how long has it been since we've had a major new invention - like rail, the bicycle, motor cars, air planes. we haven't had anything spectacularly new for decades.
a quick link to my latest post on the hand mirror on gift duty. and looking forward to a quiet & restful night. sweet dreams to all of you.