Monthly Archives: October 2015

Planetary Ingress and Egress: Gravity Modification

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We previously discussed one way of improving our ability to move back and forth between space and the planetary surface–the space elevator. The concept is an engineering project of mammoth proportions which, if things come together and it actually works, … Continue reading

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Kobo 3 For Price of 2 Sale, Featuring Hearts in Ruin and Other Great Titles

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From October 6, 2015 through October 11, 2015, Kobo is featuring a special offer allowing readers to purchase three eBooks for the price of two on select titles. Kobo calls it a “Buy Two, Get One Free” sale. One of … Continue reading

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What do I Get Out of NaNoWriMo?

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National Novel Writing Month is November. The idea is to pound out a 50,000-word novel during that 30-day span. Thousands of writers and aspiring writers participate in the event, including me. Each participant can tell you what they get out … Continue reading

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Planetary Ingress and Egress: The Space Elevator

We must find a better way to move ourselves, and our stuff, into space. Rocket boosters are messy, expensive, dangerous and wasteful. The potential solutions include space elevators, high-altitude rail guns, and gravity-modification technology. There are engineering problems with each–including the … Continue reading

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NAMIWalks Los Angeles County 2015–Support Mental Health and Encourage Treatment Without Stigma

This Saturday I will join thousands of Angelinos participating in NAMIWalks Los Angeles County 2015–the county’s largest event to support mental health and fight the stigma people affected by mental illness and their families face every day. The money we … Continue reading

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The March of Physics

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I would love to go back to school. Not that I haven’t been fortunate enough to enjoy more than my share already. But there are still subjects I wish I knew better. I think if I could take yet another … Continue reading

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