It starts with a look, a passing glance between strangers: one blazing through the cosmos at the speed of light, the other drifting slowly with its head in the clouds. The collision is unexpected but somehow inevitable, a union that promises some of the sweetness that lay beyond the rainbow. The heavier partner is, Read More

As an explorer, beloved Dora is often found in the business of travel, and even more often, she is going where no one has gone before. Well, at least she’s going somewhere¬†she¬†hasn’t gone before. And what better tool to help her in her explorer duties than a map? She has no ordinary run-of-the-mill map,, Read More

Today started off with me on the verge of using toothpaste as shaving cream. It’s funny how much daydreaming about your stories can affect how you function. Despite the fact that writing sometimes feels like a pet you have to take care of that turns you into a literary crazy-cat-lady, I got a bit, Read More

Late nights of staring at a computer screen were punctuated by head nods from sheer exhaustion both mental and physical. The nagging doubts inside me threatened to stop progress, but eventually through stubborn determination I would start typing, and somehow crank out nearly two-thousand words a night. Some days there was nothing I wanted, Read More

This Friday I went to a talk by the creator of General Fusion, a Canadian company that is researching an approach to fusion (the reaction inside the sun for a source of energy) called magnetized target fusion. If I’ve lost you already, it’s a very unconventional approach, but if you listen to the GF, Read More

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