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I update the blog as much as I can. I'm writing, you know.

Poetry of the Weird and Wonderful

Poetry of the Weird and Wonderful

Let’s celebrate National Poetry Month by talking about speculative poetry, writing some of it and reading it out loud for everyone to hear! And treats. You have to have snacks when you’re creating new stuff, right? Join me on April 16 from 2-4 for Poetry of…

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Why can ants lift so many times their own weight?

Why can ants lift so many times their own weight?

Why can ants lift so many times their own weight? It’s some pretty amazing science explained here at Geek.com.

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Do it yourself just took a weird turn

Do it yourself just took a weird turn

If only we all could build our own UFOs, the world would be a better, or pleasantly weirder, place.

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Star Wars is Real! Star Wars is Real!

Star Wars is Real! Star Wars is Real!

  They’ve found a planet with two suns, just like in Star Wars! It’s even called Tatooine, just like in the movie. Isn’t that eerie?

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So you’ve got that going for you!

So you’ve got that going for you!

Scientific facts hidden deep inside the movie Caddyshack (that have nothing to do with Kenny Loggins’ hair).

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Look at me! I’m flying!

Look at me! I’m flying!

My son likes a show called Special Agent Oso. It’s on the Disney Channel and involves a secret agent teddy bear with spy gadgets helping kids learn to do various tasks. I’m a scifi writer and poet with minimal interest in watching Special Agent Oso…

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The Corpse Flower is in bloom!

The Corpse Flower is in bloom!

Just a post to let you know the horribly smelly plant is once again in bloom.This one is from the Huntington Library in San Marino, Calif. Doesn’t the Corpse Flower sound really cool? Not like a Petunia or Sun Flower. No, no. This is a…

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I would totally go see a movie called Snakebots on a plane.

I would totally go see a movie called Snakebots on a plane.

According to a cool article over at MSNBC, articulated snakebots may soon be crawling down your throat, up your pipes and into your heart. Currently, most snake-inspired robots are made to crawl around on the ground, but according to Dennis Hong, Director of the Robotics…

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There’s your damn jetpack, now quit your bitchin!

There’s your damn jetpack, now quit your bitchin!

Cool story from Popular Science! A 49 year-old Swiss pilot and amateur aeronautical engineer named Yves Rossy strapped on this flying wing and dropped out of a plane near the English Channel.   His wing is a fiberglass shell wrapped around a carbon-fiber skeleton and…

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Sky of Blue, Sea of Green

Sky of Blue, Sea of Green

The ice shelf under Antarctica is about to get an up close and personal look from a robot submarine. A yellow submarine. Its part of a US research team’s increased efforts to monitor glacial thaw. Its important research that could have global ramifications. That didn’t…

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