1. Wednesday I made my best riding time to and from work so far: 12 minutes to get there and only 20 minutes to get home. Now I’m pretending I’m competing for the maillot vert!
2. Wednesday also marked the 63rd anniverasary of the first nuclear bomb test in Los Alamos. I’ve known that Oppenheimer said, famously, “I am become Death, destroyer of worlds” but I didn’t know that he was quoting from the Baghavad Gita:
“If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky, that would be like the splendor of the mighty one. Now I am become Death, destroyer of worlds.”
Something else I didn’t know: That Kenneth Bainbridge, the site director of the test, retorted, “Now we are all sons-of-bitches.”