Monthly Archives: October 2007

Today’s Science Fiction quote is from Stephen R. Donaldson: This you have to understand. There’s only one way to hurt a man who’s lost everything. Give him back something broken. The Wounded Land (1980) Send to Kindle

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The Space Shuttle Discovery launched on time and is now safely in orbit. It should dock with the International Space Station on Thursday. Discovery is scheduled to return to Earth in two weeks. Send to Kindle

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Science Fiction quote of the day from Joe Haldeman: “Bad books on writing and thoughtless English professors solemnly tell beginners to ‘Write What You Know’, which explains why so many mediocre novels are about English professors contemplating adultery.” And then … Continue reading

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Assuming the weather cooperates, the Space Shuttle Discovery is scheduled to launch at 8:38 AM on Tuesday morning. Its goal is to deliver another piece to the International Space Station, specifically the Harmony module, which is one of the two … Continue reading

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Science Fiction quote of the day from Robert Heinlein: One can judge from experiment, or one can blindly accept authority. To the scientific mind, experimental proof is all important and theory is merely a convenience in description, to be junked … Continue reading

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On Saturday mornings here in the Antelope Valley, a free newspaper appears on our driveways called the Antelope Valley Press Express; it’s mostly advertising, but there are a few articles. I noticed one by Don Mayhew entitled “Making e-mends: Fixing … Continue reading

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Science fiction quote of the day from H.G. Wells: While there is a chance of the world getting through its troubles, I hold that a reasonable man has to behave as though he were sure of it. If at the … Continue reading

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Science Fictiona author quote of the day from Neal Stephenson (author of Cryptonomicon, among other works): For a Westerner to trash Western culture is like criticizing our nitrogen/oxygen atmosphere on the grounds that it sometimes gets windy, and besides, Jupiter’s … Continue reading

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The transcript of a lecture on the origins of anti-Semitism by the German academic, Dr. Matthias Kuentzel at Leeds University: Despite common misconceptions, Islamism was born not during the 1960s but during the 1930s. Its rise was inspired not by … Continue reading

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Having had several letters to the editor published in the Los Angeles Times, and generally getting most of the letters I write them published, I thought I would share what I think makes for a letter that the L.A Times … Continue reading

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