Monday Musings: Away, and Home Again

Saturday was the 25th annual Connecticut State Chili Cook Off. As has been the case in the past few years, the BaldMan and I were Chief Judge and Scorekeeper. This is always a good time and this year was even more so, since two long time cooks, past Chief Judge and Scorekeeper, former NY state … Continue reading Monday Musings: Away, and Home Again

Wednesday Wanderings: Satellites That Take Themselves Out of Orbit, Plankton Photos, Goat Yoga, And Cat Foils Burglar

This company is designing and testing a system that will allow satellites to decommission and remove themselves from orbit to combat the problem of space debris: D-Sat  These photos reveal the amazing and often beautiful world of oceanic plankton: Plankton I have no idea how much exercise you get or how much actual yoga practice … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Satellites That Take Themselves Out of Orbit, Plankton Photos, Goat Yoga, And Cat Foils Burglar

Wednesday Wanderings: Balloon Animals, Turn of the Century Color Photos, Vocal Trio Performs Beatles Song, and Losing A Pet

And you thought you could make balloon animals. Wrong!: Balloon Animals Think color photography is a relatively new thing? Not really. Two French brothers invented a method for taking color photos in 1907. Here's a collection of, well, a lot, of color photos from the turn of the century: Color Photos By now, you should … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Balloon Animals, Turn of the Century Color Photos, Vocal Trio Performs Beatles Song, and Losing A Pet

Monday Musings: Trials and Tribulations

If you remember, I have a new novelette releasing tomorrow. To prepare for that, I needed to get the files uploaded and through the preview and review processes on both Amazon and Smashwords. This is usually a pretty painless and easy process. And, for the most part, it was. Except- First, I got a notice … Continue reading Monday Musings: Trials and Tribulations

Wednesday Wanderings: Day Trips in MA, Free Fashion Books, Star Wars Quotes, and Robotic Projects

This one is for the local folk. These are some nice day trips you can take in Massachusetts, whether you are a resident or visitor: Eleven MA Day Trips These are not only a good resource for the writers here, but might be interesting reading for history and fashion enthusiasts: Free Fashion Books Back on … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Day Trips in MA, Free Fashion Books, Star Wars Quotes, and Robotic Projects

Friday (Movie) Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

5 of 5 stars Finally got to see it this week. As so many have said, if you liked the first one, you will love this one. I'm going to talk about it a little, but fair warning: ******MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD****** Okay. The story basically is the Guardians are hired to protect some fancy batteries … Continue reading Friday (Movie) Review: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Wednesday Wanderings: Space Dust, Mars Flyover, Cardboard Robot Arm, and Things to Cheer You Up

This Berkeley Lab study maps the space dust in the Milky Way. It's important for a lot of research, but it's also just cool to look at: Space Dust And in another space related link, this 3D flyover of Mars took three months to put together. And it was done by hand: Mars Flyover Here's … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Space Dust, Mars Flyover, Cardboard Robot Arm, and Things to Cheer You Up

Wednesday Wanderings: Time Crystals, Jupiter, Boston Light Turns 300, and Well, You’ll See

There's a fair bit in here that I don't understand fully, because, well, physics is hard. But it's an interesting idea and it proves there is still a lot to learn out there: Time Crystals Here are images of Jupiter's North and South poles taken by the Juno spacecraft: Jupiter's Poles America's first lighthouse turns 300: … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Time Crystals, Jupiter, Boston Light Turns 300, and Well, You’ll See