John Kinane

The Way I See The World The Way No One Else Can Because They're Not Me

ALMA antennas under the Milky Way

Look Up

ALMA antennas under the Milky Way
ALMA antennas under the Milky Way

We are all members of a large community.  The Universe.  So few of us ever think about what is above our heads every minute of every day.  It is easy to forget while keeping up with our own lives.  This doesn’t change, however, the fact that there is more than we can even conceive of occurring constantly.

The Geminid meteor shower is in full swing at the moment.  I caught a few last night with my wife. If you live somewhere (where I don’t) where the skies are generally clear, LOOK UP tonight!


  1. Regarding the universe and our place in it: Have you seen the film “Melancholia”? It is right up your alley. I loved it, especially the happy ending.

  2. Focused on core at start but still doing full body workouts, all at once in once night. Not “hard core” or anything, but hard for my age and how long I was out of it. Been a few months now. Seeing real gains, finally. Lost 40 pounds since September!

    • Good for you, brother. Do you find that the endorphins help your mood?
      It takes away some of the shadows for me.

      • Oh sure. Other things help (that I won’t say on here, but you know). I’m really in a different place now. Very different.

        • I can sort of tell by the tone of your messages that you are not as burdened by the double-edged sort of intellect/sensitivity that can cause great suffering in a meaningless world.

          As far as today’s massacre goes, is it rude or melodramatic to conclude
          that the contents of the below website point to the only real solution to
          human pain and anguish?

  3. well, I’m more up for the fight I guess. fight the bastards, get rid of the “viruses” and move on to better lives. Not let sick pieces of crap define us. They don’t define me. I want a better world with more hope.

    • I know–they don’t define me, either. That seems to be the paradox about
      the ruling class: they may have all the money and power, but that hardly
      means they are superior in any meaningful way. That’s why I dismiss the notion
      that we should be “keeping up” with current events: the actions of the
      ruling class are too anti-intellectual, childish and unenlightened to merit
      serious attention. Their destruction is all that I am interested in.

      • I won’t argue with that. The “ruling class” premise is archaic and needs to go away. There is zero value in 1% owning 80% of what is available.

          • It appears that I was very angry last Friday (after looking at my
            comments for that date). I am so tired of feeling angry. It compromises the effectiveness of anything I try to convey.

  4. John Adams is great–ever hear “American Berserk”?

    I saw a great movie last night called “Cries and Whispers” by Ingmar Bergman.
    It was also actually the 3rd time I’d seen it in about 14 years but it never fails
    to blow me away.

    • I have. I’m really into a lot of his stuff, although some of his stuff is poorly named.

      I haven’t seen that but have renewed interest in old movies lately for some reason.


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John Kinane is a resident of Hilton, New York, a suburb of Rochester, New York. A former middle school band director and music teacher, John changed direction into technology and web and multimedia programming. He holds a Bachelors degree from the Crane School of Music and a Masters degree from Nazareth College of Rochester. Interests include percussion, drum and bugle corps, progressive politics, astronomy, web programming and raising three great kids.