For me, just a moment's reflection on the physics underlying the journey on which I am about to embark is dizzying - both in terms of the technology that will take me to the other side of the world, and the nature I will travel through to get there.
Looking at the world and trying to make sense of its underlying physics makes everything awesome.
I am a high school physics teacher. I have won a scholarship to travel from New Zealand to Switzerland and Germany to visit some of the most awe-inspiring science and technology sites from Geneva to Berlin. As I make my way through a packed itinerary, I will use this blog to sustain my curiosity about the physical world and ask questions along the way that I may share with my students on my return. This blog is for asking questions about physics.
As I wait to board my plane, all around me people are sitting, running their fingers over their tablet screens, fanning the stuffy air past their bored faces with their boarding passes. A child is climbing under the metal frames of the seats.
As Louis CK says, everything's amazing and nobody's happy.