The Priorities in Solar System Exploration

It has long been held that a manned mission to Mars is and should be Humanity's next big step in space exploration. The red planet has captivated our imagination for a long time, especially since Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli mistakenly called a network of dark areas he observed on Mars, 'canals.' The intrigue and beckoning … Continue reading The Priorities in Solar System Exploration

Michio Kaku’s “The Future of Humanity”

The renowned and brilliant Physicist, Michio Kaku lays out an astonishing and mind blowing future for Humanity in his book "The Future of Humanity." This book makes bold predictions on how the continuing advancement of science will not only take Humanity to the stars but could also change who we are as a species. For … Continue reading Michio Kaku’s “The Future of Humanity”

Expedition Mount Rainier; A Climb To The Top of The PNW

"Mountaineering is like hitting yourself in the head with a hammer. Over and over again"- Lou Whittaker. Over this summer, I took up an opportunity to work at a climbing store and rental shop just outside Mt. Rainier National Park. One of the perks of the job that inspired me to apply, was since the … Continue reading Expedition Mount Rainier; A Climb To The Top of The PNW

An Adventure in New Hampshire's White Mountains

Mount Washington in New Hampshire's White mountains is known for hosting 'the worlds worst weather,' and despite being in the 'lowly' Appalachian mountains, there isn't a sense of sarcasm or exaggeration in this label. I found out first hand how much this mountain truly packs a punch when I took a long weekend trip out … Continue reading An Adventure in New Hampshire's White Mountains

The Far Reaching Revelations in Sebastian Junger’s, “Tribe”

Readers note: The following is a musing on Sebastian Junger's, "Tribe." I do not cite anything, as it all comes from the book which I invite all to read. I also make some other connections that I invite readers to explore and find out more about. MusingsofanExplorer is not a scientific journal, so I dont … Continue reading The Far Reaching Revelations in Sebastian Junger’s, “Tribe”

Divine Presence in Xishuangbanna

“People see him as a God.” The words hung in the air like the thick, muggy humidity that is typical of the densely forested landscape of southern Xishuangbanna. Sam and I stood there silently staring at a picture of one of the most famous men of the 20th century. It was late afternoon, and the … Continue reading Divine Presence in Xishuangbanna

Reality check-ed in Yunnan

“Not one of my brighter moments.” I kept saying to myself as I roamed the grounds of a Theravada Buddhist temple in downtown Jinghong city. My boiling frustration had turned into embarrassment as any attempt I made to converse with a temple goer or the numerous orange clad robed monks was met with rejection. The … Continue reading Reality check-ed in Yunnan

The 2006 O’Hare UFO Incident Remains Obscure

  "Mystery creates wonder and wonder is the basis of man's desire to understand." - Neil Armstrong In November 2006, something very peculiar occurred at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Amidst the bustling, coming and going of people and airplanes, an unknown object appeared seemingly out of no where, hovering above one of the most busy … Continue reading The 2006 O’Hare UFO Incident Remains Obscure

“Jinn and Adam’s Ribb”

Mythology is the most powerful concept of mankind; our species will flourish or crumble to dust depending on if we comprehend the portal between hell or paradise, for technology removes limits, and without our myths, there is nowhere to make a stand for what it means to be human, in the most important and last challenge our species will face.