Why NASA needs to focus on deep space missions A bit of history After the manned lunar missions, NASA was tasked with creating a reusable spacecraft to support future human exploration and Low Earth Orbit (LEO) projects. NASA engineers came up with several suggestions and shared them with hand-picked teams of post-grad engineering students and … More NoMoNASA
I love these books! Memorable characters and locations coupled with an engaging story line are the things that bring me back to an author’s work. Megan Mackie delivers all of these with the Lucky Devil series of books. I’ve read the first three out of five novels. They are “The Finder of the Lucky … More Review: The Lucky Devil Series
Ken Bebelle and Julia May Vee have created a blending of history, legend, and language that I’m sure will be recognized as a major work. While the story itself is a rousing sword-and-sorcery adventure, I was greatly impressed with the flow of languages. As someone who speaks Spanish as well as English, I know it … More Review: Ebony Gate
It’s a mess out there now. Hard to discern between what’s a real threat and what is just simple panic and hysteria. For a small amount of perspective at this moment, imagine you were born in 1900. On your 14th birthday, World War I starts, and ends on your 18th birthday. 22 million people perish … More Maybe we don’t have it that bad?
Or why new technology will always have victims The recent announcement of a five million dollar class action lawsuit against Ring and its parent company Amazon, prompted a discussion among family members. The lawsuit claims that Amazon and Ring are blaming owners of the cameras for not creating strong passwords while the plaintiffs claim Ring … More Intellectual Darwinism
Ever read a story and your mind’s eye envisions many scenes as if they were Hollywood major production shots? Your favorites actors pop up and you’re wondering who they are using for stunt doubles? Yeah. That’s how I felt when I opened the first chapter of Bleake’s Geek by Lesli Richardson. I marveled at how … More Review: Bleake’s Geek
Aside from a very few individuals that are lucky at games of chance, no one gets rich purely by themselves. Every captain of industry, every Hollywood star, every icon of the sports world, every gifted scientist, and every great author, have earned their fortunes with the assistance of others. I have no problem with folks … More Wealth and Taxes
Point #1: If EMTs rescue you from a fire, the first thing they do is treat you for smoke inhalation. If you toke a cigarette and exhale, there is a small cloud of smoke. If you take a similar toke on a vape device, the cloud is considerably larger and denser. Point #2: There are … More Opinion: Vaping is Bad!
Let’s get some things straight here. Both Socialism and Capitalism in their pure forms are evil, for different reasons. A limited form of Capitalism is needed to give incentive for people to work and plan for the future. A limited form of Socialism is needed to provide public services such as highways, social safety nets, … More Political Memes [rant]
This morning, I saw a Facebook meme with a Democrat / Republican comparison list that asked “Where do you stand”. While simplistic, I thought it warranted an honest and considered reply. Here are my feelings on those questions. Abortion is between a woman and her doctor. Not the government. Both Socialism and Capitalism in their … More Democrats vs Republicans