Walk the Walk

I wonder about the trees. Why do we wish to bear Forever the noise of these More than another noise So close to our dwelling place? We suffer them by the day Till we lose all measure of pace, And fixity in our joys, And acquire a listening air. They are that that talks of going But never gets away; …

One Whole Is Greater Than Three-Thirds

Though written several years ago, I read a great article this morning about three competing projects to build the earth’s largest telescope. It’s heartbreaking, because there were so many opportunities for the scientists involved to come together and pool their resources, but old rivalries and grudges (all the way back to Carnegie and Rockefeller!) have left us all with three expensive, unfinished …

No Lights. No Camera. Just Action.

“Whatever it is, figuring it out isn’t enough. Once you know something that might help, you have to do it.” — Doing It by Patricia C. Wrede You can read page-long descriptions about giant sequoia trees, but until you stand beneath one, you can’t truly feel how small you are. You can hear about your friend’s dreadful first date, but until …

I Don’t Feel Like It

“The biggest fallacy there is about making good use of one’s time is that you have to feel like doing something before you can do it. That you have to know how to motivate yourself prior to your action. Try this: Have the action happen first. You can work up a sweat with wild action just by doing it. Then …

Book Review – Zero by J.S. Collyer

“A little faith wouldn’t go amiss, Commander.” Disclosure: I received an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of this novel directly from the author. Zero is the debut novel from author J.S. Collyer and the first in a series of what promises to be a restless, back-of-your-skull-pinned-to-the-seat ride for classical science fiction aficionados. If you’re looking for hard sci-fi, look elsewhere. Zero is more Star Wars than 2001: A Space Odyssey. …