So...Happy New Year!
If you're going to build readership on a blog, you have to post regularly. Everyone knows that. I know it; you know it. And periodically I've attempted it, never with any great success.
But you know what? Hope springs eternal, and with the start of a new year, I've got another chance to do several worthwhile things: lose weight, write more, and blog more...beyond simply plugging my latest book or pointing out reviews.
I read quite a few blogs, political blogs, science fiction blogs, science blogs, and more. Perhaps I would get more readers if I were to focus on one particular topic land stick to it. But my interests ...
I don't usually feel the need to unburden myself of deep philosophical musings on politics, the meaning of life, or the place of humanity in the universe, but after deep soul-searching, I have come to the point where I simply must--oh, look, a squirrel!
Sorry. As I was saying, I don't usually feel the need to unburden myself of deep philosophical musings on politics, the meaning of life, or the place of humanity in the universe, but after deep soul-searching, I have come to the point where I simply must--oh, look, Robert J. Sawyer!
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.A little over 40 years ago, to help it select potential landing sites for its Apollo lunar missions, NASA sent five unmanned spacecraft over two years to orbit the moon and photograph pretty much every inch of its surface.The images sent back were amazing, especially one of the Earth rising over the moon’s surface--but by modern standards they were pretty mediocre-looking.Last week, NASA re-released that image again: only this time, in the argot of TV, it’s “high-def.”It was an astonishing transformation--and if not for one man’s foresight 43 years ago, it never would have happened.Charles J. Byrne, a ...
I dabble in photography, but A.T. Willett, based in Tucson, is the real thing: check out the beautiful images at his website
.Here's a bit of biography from the section of his site devoted to his book Passion Junkie
:"A. T. Willett has been a Photojournalist for the last 18 years. Starting work at the age of twenty, working at the local Gannett newspaper the Tucson Citizen. With his own personal vision and a camera, Willett learned to illustrate the stories of the daily news. The newspaper business is not the "Good News" business and many of the stories involved ...
New Mexico was glad to see me, a native son, returning home a couple of weeks ago. How do I know? Because this is what greeted us shortly after we crossed the Colorado border:
...here's my name via Erik Kastner's "Spell with flickr
I was feeling a bit disappointed in my best picture of the lunar eclipse tonight (this is about halfway to totality) until I saw John Scalzi's photo
.Now I'm thinking I did all right in the absence of a tripod and with a six-year-old girl tugging on my elbow and begging me to go back inside...
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the launch of Sputnik, the first artificial satellite, New Scientist has assembled a stunning slideshow
of the favorite space-related photos of a group of scientists, astronauts, artists and space entrepreneurs.