Still Here

It has been over a month since I last posted here, and I don’t have any new photos to share with you – sorry!  It’s not because the coronavirus has slowed me down.  I’ve been staying home almost entirely, and as far as I can tell, am still healthy.  Some people have actually had more time available for hobbies since the virus has caused closures and lock-downs all over the world.  And all too many people no longer have jobs to go to.  In my case, I have been very busy developing some new products, and would have had pretty much the same schedule with or without the virus.

But I have been practicing the ukulele every day.  I don’t play it very well, but it helps to drown out my singing, so that’s a good thing.  One of the songs I sing & play often is the Eagles’ “Desperado”, and recently I came up with some new lyrics for it:

     Desperate imager, why don’t you come to your senses
     You’ve been out with your lenses all night now
     Oh, you’re a tough one, I know that your butt is freezin’
     To get an image that’s pleasin’ will hurt you, and how.
     Don’t you buy that Ritchey-Chretien boy,
     They’ll break you if they’re able
     You know a small refractor’s always your best bet
     Now it seems to me that wide-field
     Gives you data that is stable
     But you only want the targets you can’t get
     Desperate imager, oh, you ain’t gettin’ no richer
     No one’s buying your pictures, they languish online
     And APOD – well, that’s just some people talkin’
     Your software is balking, and your stars won’t align
     Don’t your feet get cold ‘most all the time
     The night is cloudy when the day sun-shines
     It’s hard to stay awake throughout the day
     There’s noise in both your highs and lows
     Ain’t it scary how it never goes away
     Desperate imager, why don’t you come to your senses
     Cap up your lenses, give up for tonight
     It will be rainin’, and probably snow, too
     You better let somebody show you (let somebody show you)
     You-oo better let somebody show you how to turn on the light


About Greg Marshall

I am a retired electronics engineer and after a few months of enjoying my leisure I began to miss doing product development. My astronomy hobby always needed new solutions to unique problems, so I decided that whenever I came up with a good solution I would try to make it available to others.

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