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
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
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?
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
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?
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?
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
As the #MeToo movement gains momentum, men need to admit culpability for our collective silence and then step up to call out abusers. Sure, most of us would cast a frown at a man for making unwelcome advances toward a woman. We might physically intervene if it verged on an assault and pat ourselves on…… Continue reading Men’s silence permits triumph of evil
Book Review: He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker DarkMatters review — Four Stars Heiress Maggie Sparkes leaves her charity work in Africa and heads to NYC to perform one last favour for best-friend-since-childhood Celine who died of an apparent overdose of Xanax and booze. As she packs away Celine’s belongings, Maggie comes across…… Continue reading He Will Be My Ruin: A Sexy thriller
Book Review: I Am A Truck by Michelle Winters is a delightful and quirky short novel that brought a smile to my face the entire read. Thanks go to my language teachers and my jaunts to Charlevoix and Bas-Saint-Laurent for helping with the occasional phrase slung in that rural French-Canadian staccato and happy memories of …… Continue reading I Am A Truck: Wonderful in a quirky way