Happy Chinese New Year of the Ram/Sheep

Three things happened today. 2003 is the Year of the Ram (or Sheep) in the Chinese calendar. Today, Feb 1st, is the new year day. This morning, however, I was half sleeping and completely woken up by my radio alarm clock with the message that NASA lost contact with the space shuttle. I did not even know there was an active shuttle mission. Turned on the TV and they are already showing the video of the seemingly broken up trails of the shuttle in the sky. 9:40'ish am. This is a traggic event in many levels. All I can do is to quote Winston Churchill: Never, never, never, never give up. -- Science, must go on.

Finally, I signed my contract to day to sell my house. It will go on the market next week.