Meeting Artists in the Most Unexpected Places

I’m back. I had to take a break to make urgent repairs to the humanoid habitat. Entropy, erosion, and wildlife incursions brought it to the very top of my list. All fixed now! When I have to repair something, I … Continue reading

Good Sci-Fi Read, “The Mount” by Carol Emshwiller

This story was original and unique. Recall this book appears on the Best Sci-Fi List of the Last Decade as ranked by Gizmodo. The underlying theme is how to explain freedom and owning one’s own life as a human when … Continue reading

Zombie Science

Can we ever get tired of zombies? Gruesomeness, walking dead, danger in the dark? No! The science of zombies requires the suspension of belief to engage in this genre of scifi/horror. When a body or living organism with cells die, … Continue reading

Roswell 71 Years Ago Today – July 8, 1947

On July 8, 1947, Roswell Army Air Field (RAAF) public information officer Walter Haut issued a press release stating that personnel from the field’s 509th Operations Group had recovered a “flying disc”, which had crashed on a ranch near Roswell. … Continue reading

Creativity Requires Freedom of Thought

To be free you must be willing to belong to NO group. Groups shape your thinking, restrict your thoughts, coerce conformism to the groups ideology. Subtly or not so subtle. I recently saw an interview with Brene Brown and was … Continue reading

Notes from “Man’s Search for Meaning” – Viktor Frankl

A good strong theme for a story often come from reads like this. Frankl is not over wordy. This book was about his day-to-day existence and as a survivor of Auschwitz, Dachau and a few other concentration camps. He was … Continue reading

For the Love of Robots

In a continuing series about fascination with androids and robots in the near future, I came to realize I could really use one. I can handle the vacuuming and mopping myself. I need a REAL robot. A smart one with … Continue reading

Alternate History Stories in Sci-Fi

Alternate history is a staple of science fiction. “The Man in the High Castle” is described as “dystopian alternate history.” In this story written by Philip K. Dick in 1962, The Nazi’s and Japan won World War 2 and divided … Continue reading

Postcards From the Universe

Social media is fast but postcards arriving in the real mail from friends are fun. They are genuine human connections and your privacy won’t be hijacked by someone trying to sell you something and manipulate your thoughts. Friends share travels, … Continue reading

Ultimate Curiousity – Leonardo Da Vinci Notebooks

On the subject of curiosity, Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519) was a diversely talented man. In addition to his art masterpieces he is often credited with the invention of the parachute, helicopter, and tank. Leonardo kept copious notes in journals – … Continue reading