I've just signed up for the Clarion Write-a-Thon, an annual fundraiser that brings in money to run the non-profit Clarion Writers Workshop, a kind of bootcamp for science fiction writers held every year at UCSD's La Jolla Campus. I'm a Clarion grad, volunteer board-member, and I'm back teaching the program this year, so I guess you could say I believe in it pretty strongly. Here's my profile on the Write-a-Thon, should you wish to sponsor the story I'm working on (it's a short called "The Man Who Sold the Moon," about robotic 3D printers that sinter lunar regolith), and if you're working on something of your own, you can sign up and get your friends to sponsor you, too!
What a great way to express "Live long and prosper." These warm wool Vulcan salute mittens are the work of Etsy crafter Jennifer Symons and are already sold out (but her handknit Spock cardigan isn't). And did you know that the Vulcan salute has Jewish origins? Leonard Nimoy was the son of Orthodox Jewish immigrants… READ THE REST
Donald Trump got over Covid. But he'll always be sick. In this montage of Trump's sickest moments on tape, Meidas Touch shows why his creepy fans love him so much. If these are the kinds of things Trump says when he knows he's on camera, imagine what the says when the cameras aren't rolling. READ THE REST
Beverly Hills Police Chief Dominick Rivetti announced that tony Rodeo Drive will be closed to cars and pedestrians on Nov 3 and 4. Consider this a fair warning — if you need to stock up on Lladro figurines, now is the time. From The Los Angeles Times: "As election day approaches," Rivetti said in a… READ THE REST
With every industry looking at how machine learning and artificial intelligence could soon be impacting their business, it's really no surprise to find that the robots have rolled their way on to Wall Street as well. In fact, it's hard to argue that robots haven't been running Wall Street for decades. Jokes aside, the influx… READ THE REST
Making a stellar cup of espresso at home doesn't require an expensive machine or hours of your time and effort. It really only requires equipment up to the challenge and a stovetop. Rather than dropping $3 per cup at Starbucks, you can set up a Starbucks-worthy operation right in your own kitchen with the help… READ THE REST
Stress is par for the course these days. If you've found meditation helps to quiet those interior voices of doubt, fear and confusion, then you have every reason to continue that practice. But as soothing as meditation can be, it can also serve another purpose: to focus your attention, sharpen your performance and forge you… READ THE REST