Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Sometimes it's good to return to your old Pad, even though they've taken your RSS down.

And after all, there are those who say the RSS never belonged there in the first place.

But the North Piping Bridge remains, and perhaps a bit of the old 9099 Building, and of course all that concrete too.

Funny how you can look up one day and discover that somewhere along the line, you became attached to things like cold steel and unyielding concrete.

But it happens.




Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Sometimes it's good to return to your old Pad, even though you'll never go there again.

And remember skateboarding in the Flame Trench. After hours. Doing it on the sly.

And the feel of the Lightning Mast, far above the top of the FSS, swaying beneath your feet in the light breeze, standing on top of it, with a view to die for, that was given to you for the simple act of asking for it.

And the black slick surface of the refractory bricks, transubstantiated into some sort of counterfeit ceramic by the alchemy of flames coming out of the bottoms of Moon Rockets.

Can any of it ever have happened at all?