Monthly Archives: August 2016

Remembering David Bowie

The Second Volume of 47 – 16: Short Fiction and Poetry Inspired by David Bowie is here! Writers, poets, and artists share their memories of Bowie. My short story, The Meditation Center at the Corner of the Dark Dao Universe, … Continue reading

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Using a Sponge to Generate Steam

How do you boil water? Eschewing the traditional kettle and flame, MIT engineers have invented a bubble-wrapped, sponge-like device that soaks up natural sunlight and heats water to boiling temperatures, generating steam through its pores. The design, which the researchers … Continue reading

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Scientists Built a Robot Octopus

But, really, it’s a good thing… “The struggle has always been in replacing rigid components like batteries and electronic controls with analogous soft systems and then putting it all together,” explained Wood in the Harvard news release. “This research demonstrates … Continue reading

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Earth 2 – Far but so Close

Could Proxima Centauri be our Interstellar Gateway? [R]umor has it that there’s a possible “Earth 2.0” orbiting Proxima Centauri, a red dwarf star that’s right on our cosmic doorstep. Located only 4.25 light-years away, Proxima is believed to be gravitationally … Continue reading

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Moon before Mars before Proxima?

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What Would Teddy Do?

Brooklyn hipsters meet the living dead – my short story won Honorable Mention in Liberty Island’s “Summer of Love” contest! Dawn was naked and sweating, trying to hold an Amazon warrior pose. I was sketching her, my pencil like a … Continue reading

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Cheesy Meatballs with Sauce and Spaghetti

2 tbs olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced Red pepper flakes to taste 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning mix 1 pound lean ground beef 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1 egg Some fresh basil leaves 1 … Continue reading

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Moroccan Fish (recipe)

1 lb tilapia (fillets) 2 tbs extra virgin olive oil 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into long thin strips 1/2 cup chopped carrots 1 large garlic clove, coarsely chopped 1 bunch fresh cilantro, cut into large pieces (my … Continue reading

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First Seven Jobs

Baby sitter Office Help Counter help, Zaro’s bakery, Grand Central Station Hat/Coat Check Girl, Sardis Waitress at a Jazz Bar Portrait Artist Real Estate Appraisal (Wordprocessing, IT, Appraiser)

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The Result of a Collaboration Between Disney and Dali

The film tells the story of Chronos, the personification of time and the inability to realize his desire to love for a mortal. The scenes blend a series of surreal paintings of Dali with dancing and metamorphosis. The target production … Continue reading

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