Monday, January 11, 2010

Dressed to the Nines

This little South Pole International Film Festival (SPIFF) project has been a lot of fun thus far, as shown in the following evidence:

The Dome has only a couple days, if not just tonight-I'm not sure, to remain of this world. In addition to the siding work on the station and the Dome deconstruction, there is now a big fuel line being suspended from the belly of the station. That will eliminate a lot of the length of the fuel line that has normally just been out on the open snow. I don't know whether the new fuel line will be done in the next month, though. I'd be a poor judge of that, for sure.

"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause, who at best knows achievement and who at the worst if he fails at least fails while daring greatly so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
~Theodore Roosevelt, from a speech given in Paris at the Sorbonne in 1910