Star Struck

Lost amid the packings and re-packings of a life was a picture that I drew in the third grade. My teacher, Mrs. Bacon (seriously), had asked us to draw ourselves as adults in the profession that we most wanted to be. I drew myself tall and lanky, with long red hair, and glasses (2-for-4 overall,…

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Pale Blue Dot

As I was puttering around this morning instead of getting ready for work, I came across this. Take a few minutes. As I look back, Cosmos was a seminal step in developing my love of science. If Sagan hadn’t made that show, I wonder if I might have taken a different path.

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Friday Five Word Challenge: 10

The other week, Ms Red Pen asked me to come up with the word for the 5-word challenge – the goal is to write a short story that incorporates five (more or less) random words.  The words I chose were: evolve, green, growth, knack, and rope. Well, it’s pretty funny – I’d been thinking about…

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My Obsession With NEO

One of my fondest memories of my childhood is watching “B movies” on Saturday afternoons with my mom while my dad was still at work.  There were the classic vampire, werewolf and ghost stories, but one of my favorites was the 1951 science fiction classic “When Worlds Collide” about (as the title suggests) a collision…

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Super-L.A.-tive Saturday

So, I was informed that we had “plenty” of time to have breakfast at one of my favorite places – Stratford Court Café in Del Mar.  It’s a great little open-air patio that makes excellent frittatas and always affords good people watching.  After that, The Beloved input the “first stop” into the GPS system… 109…

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