Monthly Archives: December 2011

Extraterrestrial Life & Time Travel

Two of the most exciting scientific discoveries of my lifetime occurred this year—right up there with the moon landing and the birth control pill. The Kepler space telescope opened up the heavens to us and there they were: Billions of planets right here in our own galaxy—some of them with temperate, earth-like conditions that could support life! The territory of nut-job space enthusiasts and sci-fi fanatics is now being encroached on by mainstream scientists with their full array of equipment … Continue reading

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Facebook–Trying to Get it Right

Slowly, agonizingly hesitantly, I attempted to enter the vast playground of Facebook. A friend who knows everything offered to come over and set it up for me. We decided that I should have two accounts–one for people interested in my writing and music and broad spectrum conversation, and one for grandma brag pictures and videos of tiny tots eating their noodles and other such activities one finds fascinating if one has carried the mother of said tot in her arms thirty years … Continue reading

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