Although “Dusty Planet” is an alias for Mars, the 4th planet from our sun, and despite a more-than healthy fascination for the planet, I did not actually name this website after Mars. The truth is far less romantic.
In my first job, back in the stone ages, we were given “the freedom” to name the computers assigned to us. I was not very inventive with names, nor was I enamoured with my rickety geriatric 286 PC that sounded like a truck, and named mine “Dustyplanet”. This tradition stuck with me across employers and the next two decades… so when the time came for me to pick a name for my website/blog, the name sort of suggested itself.
So welcome to the “Dusty Planet”… my abode online!
Now that we have that out of the way, I must warn my audience, if any, that I am not a prolific writer. So, you may see a few generations pass, and a few species reach extinction before I finish procrastinating over my next blog post and actually publish it. But I hope if you live long enough to see it, it will be worth the wait!