Blogshorts, Day 8: Dog Days of Summers

Today is Day #8 of Blogdramedy’s Summer Writing Challenge: Blogshorts. The theme this year is the Dog Days of Summer. 10 days, 10 dogs (nine of which were famous dog-characters chosen by Blogdramedy as inspiration), each story 110 words. Today’s dog is is Blacktoe. Who’s Blacktoe? That’s a great question. Apparently, Blacktoe was Will Riker’s dog. Dog Days…

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Book Review: Redshirts by John Scalzi

When my friends and I watch or discuss Star Trek, someone will almost always say in their best Shatner impersonation, “Spock – you, me, McCoy, Rabinowitz. We’re heading down to the planet.” Can you guess who’s not coming back? Of course, it’s Rabinowitz that’s going to meet an untimely-but-plot-point-providing death down on the planet. Almost…

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Beam Me Up

I’d always struggled at physics in school, but not quantum mechanics.  I struggled  to  determine answers through Newtonian dynamics and electromagnetism, but I aced quantum mechanics.  Why?  Maybe because like in science fiction you have to suspend some disbelief. Light is both a wave and particle.  Fine. You can know either the position or trajectory…

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