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Eclipse: It’s Not Just a Twilight Novel

August 17, 2017
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By now most people have probably figured out that an eclipse is coming this Monday, as it tends to do here in America every so often. Still, I’m not sure everyone’s completely clear on all…

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Rice Pudding, Space Travel, and Economic Collapse

March 20, 2017
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Greek Dessert RIZOGALO (Rice Pudding) INGREDIENTS ¼ cup butter 4½ cups whole milk ½ short-grain white rice ½ cup sugar 1 egg yolk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 teaspoon corn flour ¼ teaspoon cinnamon. Makes…

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It’s a Trappist! … In Twelve Parsecs

February 24, 2017
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The headline stopped me cold: “Seven Objects Found Circling Dwarf”. My first thought, as you might imagine, was: “Wait–I thought ‘dwarf’ was now an insulting, politically incorrect term, like ‘midget’, or ‘calm political discussion’. Sure,…

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ALLIGATORS, LIP GLOSS AND SEX IN SPACE: WHAT I LEARNED FROM MAGAZINES THIS WEEK

February 29, 2016
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  According to both Russian and American space authorities, nobody has ever had sex in space. (Popular Mechanics, February 2016) Wealthy people don’t watch a lot of TV. (Money, March 2016) The more sleep you…

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Steak au Poivre And How Sock-Heavy Comet Halley Will Destroy Us All

January 26, 2016
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French Entree STEAK AU POIVRE VERT INGREDIENTS ¾ cup whipping cream ¼ cup green peppercorns 2 shallots 1½ pounds tender boneless beef steaks cut 1″ thick 1½ tablespoons butter 1½ tablespoons olive oil 7 tablespoons…

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A Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift

A Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift

  Today families are abuzz about mom.  What to do, what to get on her special day?  Burnt French toast, handmade cards, family gatherings to toast, fete and feast with Mamma.  Everywhere, moms secretly think,…

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Practical space travel

April 6, 2014
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Practical space travel

You can tell alot about a person by what they take to space. The first time I met my son, he proposed the following question to me:  “If you’re getting on a spaceship, and you…

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Family Guy Producer Kara Vallow Lends Her Animation Talent to Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

March 6, 2014
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Best known for her work on Family Guy, American Dad and The Cleveland Show, Kara Vallow is a multifaceted producer having created critically acclaimed series and award-winning animation.  Nominated for five Emmys, Vallow was at one time responsible for…

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Lost in Space with George Clooney? Why I’m Having Second Thoughts

November 3, 2013
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Lost in Space with George Clooney? Why I’m Having Second Thoughts

I loved the feature film Gravity and must confess that being stranded with George Clooney wouldn’t be a problem. But immersed in Gravity, I couldn’t help but have a few sci-fi flashbacks. That’s when I…

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Questions NOT for the Ages

September 20, 2012
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1. If the Big Dipper were to tip over, would it pour water onto the earth? 2. If an astronaut gets burned out and quits, is he spaced out? 3. Why are there dippers in…

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