#Use less · environment · Technology

Sleek smartphones’ fat CO2 footprint, too hot for maintaining planet’s health

As the last millennium ebbed, I was firmly ensconced as a true believer in the environmental promise of the digital age. I pressed client corporations to reduce face-to-face meetings and go head-long into video-conferencing. I worked to network hospitals with each other and universities to expedite the flow of medical information and medical images. I…… Continue reading Sleek smartphones’ fat CO2 footprint, too hot for maintaining planet’s health

Dinosaur extinction · science · Science oddity

Rival dinosaur extinction theory causing volcanic uproar

When Scientists and Creationists go at it, those of us with a need for evidence slide next to the guys with thick glasses and lab coats and roll our eyes at those who believe God whipped up the universe, the Earth and all life including Adam and Eve in six days. After much begatting over…… Continue reading Rival dinosaur extinction theory causing volcanic uproar

Creepy, horror · Funny/quirky · The Strain · Vampires · Whacky politics

Could Donald Trump be a vampire?

I’ve been posting on Quora.com lately because it appeals to my multi-faceted interests in everything from politics to superheroes, science & tech news, sci-fi and horror, films and novels and just about everything in between as long as it’s funny. I’ve been kicking around topics so much, I get asked questions on any of the…… Continue reading Could Donald Trump be a vampire?

astronomy · science · Science oddity · Solar system

Uranus: butt of solar system jokes, again

The Rodney Dangerfield of planets is back in the news. http://time.com/5252381/uranus-stinks-smell/ Uranus is mooned yet again and this time, surprise, surprise it’s the scientific community that after some astronomical sniffing around concluded … wait for it …. Uranus stinks. http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-tuesday-full-episode-1.4633051/uranus-smells-like-farts-scientists-confirm-1.4633058 Patrick Irwin, a planetary physics professor at Oxford University, led a team of researchers who poked…… Continue reading Uranus: butt of solar system jokes, again

Sci-Fi · Star Trek · Uncategorized · William Shatner

Do sci-fi authors tap into a universal mind?

We’ve all heard the guy who played the original #CaptainKirk brag [and even create a 2-hour TV documentary film] about #How_William Shatner_Changed_The World. It’s a tongue-in-cheek peek at the many common technologies that their real world inventors say were first inspired by the Star Trek franchise. What was on that tablet that so fascinated Mr.…… Continue reading Do sci-fi authors tap into a universal mind?

Science oddity · Space Aliens

Could space aliens hack our planet?

A science report from NBC offered an intriguing if not scary idea that what the FBI says Russians did with the #US_presidential_election_hack might be done on a far more profound scale by #space_aliens. https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/should-we-fear-cyberattacks-space-aliens-ncna849941 In a paper by astrophysicists Michael Hippke and John Learned, the scientists muse that telescopes aimed at the heavens might pick up…… Continue reading Could space aliens hack our planet?

movies · Quotes · Writing

Beginning to look a lot like Christmas tons of films hit the box office

It’s Christmastime so naturally our thoughts turn to movies. As a writer, I’m interested in words that knit themselves into our linguistic DNA. Many of those lines define the flicks more than the characters, awards, or plot. Here are some of my favourites. “You had me at hello.” — Jerry McGuire, 1996 “I’ll be back.”…… Continue reading Beginning to look a lot like Christmas tons of films hit the box office