Monthly Archives: May 2015

Contempoary Romance Writers Hosts Pitch Contest for Editors from Harlequin Presents 

Date: June 24, 2015 Guests/Judges: Editors Carly Byrne & Pippa Roscoe, Harlequin Presents Fee: FREE! Eligibility: The pitch contest is open to everyone – CRW members or non-members. But CRW invites non-members to consider joining its RWA chapter so you don’t miss out on … Continue reading

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Youth Expo 2015–a Chance to see Scouts doing what Scouts do

Scouting has meant a lot to me and my family. The Boy Scouts of America and the Girl Scouts of America provided many years of wonderful adventures and experiences for my sons and daughters. One of my sons is an … Continue reading

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Big Steps in Gravitational Wave Detection

Today, May 19, the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (“LSC”) dedicates its second-generation gravitational-wave detectors (“aLIGO”) in a ceremony at the Hanford detector site. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics have made significant contributions in key areas: Custom-made high-power … Continue reading

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Wanderers–an Inspiring Short Film by Erik Wernquist

Carl Sagan will always be with us for the inspiration he provided. This short film includes a narration by Sagan, excerpted from his book, Pale Blue Dot. Wanderers, a short film by Erik Wernquist, is described on the Vimeo site … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss the Central Coast Book and Author’s Fair

The Central Coast Writer’s Conference has announced the return of the Central Coast Book and Author Fair–the one major event for readers of books and local libraries. It is a celebration, a ‘friend raiser,’ rejoicing in the written word, the people … Continue reading

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A Short Science Fiction in 25 Tweets

Please take the time to enjoy a very short story on Twitter. It is an abridged version of my flash-fiction tale, “Another Wrong World.” It is delivered in 25 tweets, with illustrations attached to every other tweet, and the connecting … Continue reading

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Running on Empty (1988)

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Originally posted on Tipping My Fedora:
There are films that you love unconditionally and irrationally, ones so bound up in your own personal circumstances and psyche that it is impossible to truly convey to others why this is so –…

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Thirteen Press Submission Calls

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Thirteen Press has been rolling out anthologies like clockwork, and is now making audio versions of anthologies as well. Following is a list of just a few of the open calls for submissions. Most calls are for stories of about … Continue reading

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A newly-discovered white dwarf star may help reveal the origins of Earth’s water

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Jupiter 2

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