Where is home

Question of the Day, July 22, 2011 – Where is home to you?

Have you been there? Are you there now? Were you there as a child?
We all have a home. A place that we belong. For most of us, it’s a place that we miss dearly. A place that we’ve somehow forgotten all about while living this reality.
Can you go there in you mind? Or, perhaps, in you heart?
From any perspective, where’s home?

I’ve had many homes.
In my first 9 years I had 9 of them, then we moved to Waitakaruru, and I stayed there for 34 years (excepting time at university, and a few shortish jobs elsewhere).

13 years ago we moved to Kaikoura.

Here is home now, and I am still very comfortable returning to Waitakaruru for visits.

I have friends in most towns and cities throughout New Zealand, and in several Australian cities, and am comfortable almost anywhere.

I like it here on planet Earth, and if things go according to plan, I will leave here in about 5,000 years, probably forever, and start travelling around this galaxy, and then to distant galaxies – taking 50 years ship time to go from star system to star system – with acceleration of 1/20th G taking 20 years to reach a significant fraction of the speed of light, in a ship 200 miles long and 30 miles in diameter. From then on – home will be the ship, where-ever it happens to be.

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The weird thing is torch, I was being deadpan straight.

That has been my plan – for 30 years – the cancer had me thinking I might not make it, and I might not, and it seems I might have beaten the cancer for now.

The spaceship design is very conservative – a huge hollow spinning cylinder, with us living on the inside in artificial gravity from the spin. 50ft of solid rock on the outside of the cylinder giving fair good shielding from cosmic rays, with a few hundred ft of rock front and rear for serious shielding.

Could have a population on board of a few hundred thousand people, and a good selection of ecosystems.

Just need to get past the technology barrier, get past this idea of economics ruling the world with their scarcity mentality, and start empowering individuals with security and abundance.

And to a large degree, I agree with Gil.
And place has a security aspect to it with me.
When I know where all my tools are, all my friends and support people.

Ailsa has learned that when we go on holiday, we need to visit everything she wants to see as we go away from home, because as soon as I turn the vehicle for home, I just keep driving, stopping only for fuel, until I get home.

When I’m home, I get a holiday from the holiday 😉

About Ted Howard NZ

Seems like I might be a cancer survivor. Thinking about the systemic incentives within the world we find ourselves in, and how we might adjust them to provide an environment that supports everyone (no exceptions) with reasonable security, tools, resources and degrees of freedom, and reasonable examples of the natural environment; and that is going to demand responsibility from all of us - see www.tedhowardnz.com/money
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1 Response to Where is home

  1. holessence says:

    Ted – I really enjoyed reading the description of the spaceship design!


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