As Alan Watts said, “What would you like to do if money were no object?”  Ask yourself this question and then do it. In fact extend this to say what if money, fame, glory were all non entities. What would you like to do then? This would be the beginning of your journey to insane awesomeness. Forget the impact that you’d have, or the reward it’ll bring you. Just ask yourself if you’d really enjoy doing it, no matter how hard or enduring it gets. Is your heart aligned with your mind on this path? If it is, I believe you’ll be Mr. Awesome before Superman can bat an eyelid. There’ll be a lot of inertia to start with, and later there would be desires & problems that’ll tempt you to either return to where you are, or divert your focus towards the destination instead of being focused on the path and the journey. Just be careful of these distractions. Have faith in the power of nature to connect the dots going forward and in making everything work for you eventually, as long as you do what you love and love what you do. You will run into brick walls but remember that they’re only meant to test your dedication. Steve Jobs’ famous commencement speech at Stanford  and Randy Pausch’s famous last lecture  are greatly inspiring for those on this path. Einstein’s theory produced several predictions, the chief of which was that light rays passing close to a massive object would be deflected from their original path by the gravitational pull of the object. As Einstein pointed out, this prediction could be tested by observing shifts in the position of stars during a solar eclipse. As it happens, Einstein was not the only one to make such a prediction. The other person was (pause) Isaac Newton. Newton’s speculation was based on his belief that light is corpuscular. The calculation, however, could not be made in Newton’s time because the speed of light wasn’t known. When it was eventually measured, the calculation was made and the result was a deflection of 0.9 angular seconds. Coincidentally, this was the same value that Einstein found in the early forms of his theory, but in the final formulation it had doubled to 1.8 angular seconds. This meant that astronomers now had the task of determining not only if there is a deflection, but which theory it agreed with.
When one looks at the paths that Newton and Einstein followed while pursuing their theories of gravity, one is struck by the many similarities: the unexplained data on orbits, the sudden insight about falling objects, the need for a new mathematics, the calculational difficulties, the retroactive agreements, the controversy, the problem-plagued expeditions, and the final triumph and acclaim. Both men had worked in the same eccentric and lonely way, divorced from other scientists, armed with a great feeling of self-reliance while struggling with new concepts and difficult mathematics, and both produced earth-shaking results. One can’t help but wonder if these two greatest of scientists, born 237 years apart, were “relativistically related”, conceived as twins in some ethereal plane in a far-off galaxy and sent to earth to solve a matter of some gravity. In Tulsa, we were basically 100 miles from the worst of it, and the sky didn’t seem to stay dark for longer than 2 seconds the whole night. It was unbelievable. That single night stands out as by far the most hectic shift I ever worked in radio, and some of the craziest weather I have ever seen, and I’ve done the storm-chasing thing. I could not get through an entire song all night. At times, I quit even trying to play music… I knew my next new or updated tornado warning would start printing out before I finished reading the one in my hand. The 1999 Oklahoma tornado outbreak was a severe weather event that lasted from May 3 until May 6, 1999 and brought violent storms to Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Texas, and Tennessee. This article concentrates on the events on May 3, when 66 tornadoes broke out in Oklahoma and Kansas. The most significant tornado first touched down southwest of Chickasha, Oklahoma, and became an F5 before dissipating over Midwest City, Oklahoma. The tornado tore through Bridge Creek, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Moore, Del City, Tinker Air Force Base and Midwest City, Oklahoma, causing $1.1 billion in damage. Forty-eight people perished during the outbreak. This tornadic event ranks in severity with the Palm Sunday tornado outbreak of 1965. With a total of 66-74 tornadoes, it was the most prolific tornado outbreak in Oklahoma history, although not the deadliest.