More poetry! “If it can’t be grown, it has to be mined” ― but we live in the era of bioengineering, so maybe it can be grown. (In which context, I refer to a cartoon.) Buying a ticket to Mars with frequent–flyer miles proves impossible, and I express doubts about the ability of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to do anything even slightly outside their established competency. Also a letter to the editor of the Coffey County (Kansas) Republican.