HOUSTON [from the Huffington Post] — The nation’s turbulent space program will be run by one of its own, a calming well-liked former space shuttle commander. President Barack Obama on Saturday chose retired astronaut Gen. Charles Bolden to lead NASA. He also named former NASA associate administrator Lori Garver as the agency’s No. 2. If confirmed, Bolden, who has flown in space four times and was an assistant deputy administrator at one point, would be the agency’s first black administrator. Continue reading
From the Internet, I found and used the simplified Chinese Characters you see to the right for the word Silk [to add another dimension to the graphics for my Catrike 700, which I call "Silk"]. My good friend [and BROL Member thenhbushman] MJ Klien says:
From my study of this, and the information presented above [taken from Wikipedia], as well as MJ’s comments, the use of one character set versus the other is a matter of "political" history. There are additional comments with this post of exchanges between MJ and me which verify that I selected the correct traditional Chinese Characters for the word silk.
For $4.00 and a download, I now have 3 styles [Standard, Li Book, and Stone Engraving] of the traditional Chinese Characters for Silk [above, left].
It is interesting what I learn just from the effort to place graphics on my trike. Thanks MJ.
Some may wonder how this trike acquired the name "Silk." I’ve posted this before. Let me find it…
Why Silk? Having lived in Germany and buying a black Catrike [referred to as cat], I’m using the letters [S & K] from the German words for Black Cat [Schwartz Katz]. I inserted the il to make the word Silk. Of course silk is smooth and I think fitting for the trike I am creating.
So, I guess I have an International 3-wheel recumbent HPV of sorts [made in America, a name with German roots, with Chinese Characters to represent the roots of the word Silk, and ridden by an African-American.
This post is a bit long. I hope you find it interesting as well…
Now, it will be up to Eric of ABCWings Graphics to do my graphics right.
Mike Higgins has three blogs, in addition to his 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps Blog:
I find his interest and research compelling. His blogs all relate to the riders and experiences of the 25th Infantry. For history buff, there’s a lot to read here. Michael is a teacher, currently living in Wyoming. This summer he plans to retrace the route ridden by the soldiers of the 25th. I’ll follow and wouldn’t mind riding with him.
A few minutes ago, I received a comment [above] from Michael Higgins added to my 12/08/08 post on the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps. I appreciate Mike bringing his blog to our attention. The information he presents is invaluable and from my initial review, his blog is definitely a site that I must revisit, again and again. Click on Mike’s banner above or “my blog” in his comment to go to his site. Thanks Mike!