Beating the hate parasite – Star Trek: Day of the Dove

September 26th, 2017

Captain James T. Kirk: "Captain's Log, stardate... Armageddon. We must find a way to defeat the alien force of hate that has taken over the Enterprise, stop the war now - or spend eternity in futile, bloody violence." Mr. Spock: Recent events would seem to be directed toward a magnification of the basic hostilities between Humans and Klin... Read More

SOURCE Chapter 6 playing out?

August 16th, 2017

Interesting activity going on along the Indo-China border from Reuters! "On Tuesday, a source in New Delhi, who had been briefed on the military situation on the border, said soldiers foiled a bid by a group of Chinese troops to enter Indian territory in Ladakh, near a lake called Pangong." If you want a fictional account on how this can play ... Read More

The story of the ugliest Christmas ornament

December 5th, 2016

It's December! I'm behind in my holiday preparations, but at least I've raised my tree and unpacked the decorations. While doing so, I again noticed one ornament that's been in my family's Christmas inventory forever. From maybe 3rd or 4th grade (I'll have to check). What, you can't tell what it is? This is a pull-tab flower ornament, the pet... Read More

A Destroyer Story

May 25th, 2016

For nearly three years, I was lucky to live in Astoria, Oregon, and after a few weeks of exploring the area, I visited its beautiful maritime museum on the Columbia River. One of the exhibits caught my extra attention as I moved through the rooms: the bridge of a WW2 / Korean War vintage destroyer. "Oh, cool," I thought, remembering the hund... Read More

Roughly the size of two stacked nickels…

March 7th, 2016

Fascinating story today... "In its announcement, DARPA acknowledged that an implant is still a long ways away, with breakthroughs in neuroscience, synthetic biology, low-power electronics, photonics and medical-device manufacturing needed before the device could be used. DARPA plans to recruit a diverse set of experts in an attempt to acce... Read More