COPYRIGHT © 2012 by Robin Weaver
Monday, January 30, 2012
COPYRIGHT © 2012 by Robin Weaver
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Shortly after the beginning of March, our large whilte magnolia tree at the corner of our house bursts forth in bloom--so does my mood. Until then I'll focus on all the good things in my life: Calvin, our family, my online writing buddies, our good health and my writing career. It's starting to blossom a little, too. I'll make a concerted effort to count my blessings instead of wasting my time brooding over what I don't have.
Saturday, January 28, 2012
But where I want to concentrate my energies for this post is the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, also known as ABNA. The first year of this contest was what inspired me to take my writing seriously and stop treating it as a hobby and something I'd never be good enough at to share with the world. The first draft of my first published novel was written for this contest. I won't bore you with the details here, but if you want them, the details are on my website.
So ABNA is a contest that's been put on since 2010 by Amazon and Penguin. One of the greatest, and most fun, things about ABNA is the strength of the forums. This contest has forged a sense of community among writers. The above sites have done the same, but I think it's interesting that a contest has built such a sense of camaraderie. The forums are kept open and posted to throughout the year. Of course, the high season for that sort of thing is right now when the contest is ongoing. The first round of the contest is now open. It closes Feb. 5, and second rounders will be chosen on Feb. 25 I think. Something like that. You can check out the link above for all the dates and other details.
It's good to have someone to commiserate with when you don't make the next round. It's also nice to be able to cheer on the friends you've made through the forums when they make the next cut. The writers there are also generous with critiques of pitches, first paragraphs, and the like. It's a great place to be.
Writing is a lonely profession. It's so good to be able to connect with others who "get" this crazy thing you do called writing. That's why I love online writing communities such as ABNA, NaNoWriMo, and the others I mentioned above.
How about you? What are your favorite online writing communities?
Friday, January 27, 2012
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Just like the smoky lounged blue's singers, one of the Burmese's unique traits is his or her raspy hoarse-sounding voice. They aren't as chatty as their Siamese ancestors but if they have a point to get across, they keep talking till you get the message.
Like the Mau in Egypt, legend has it that the Burmese are descendants of cats once worshiped in the temples as gods.
Burmese are people cats. This cat makes a great shop cat because it likes to interact. They are also highly intelligent. So if you're a shop owner and keep a Burmese, watch out or you might end up working for your cat.
With its high level of intelligence, this is another cat that can be taught to play fetch.
Since this cat is dependent upon human interaction, its not the best pick if you're a person who is away from home alot. He/she would miss you too much.
This feline is of average build, but carries weight. He/she has a round head and round chin. Even the ears are rounded at the tips. The eyes are lovely and large, and the color is anywhere from yellow to a brilliant gold. This looker has a glossy coat with a satin-like texture. It ranges in color from champagne, platinum, sable or blue. Since it has a short coat, it requires little grooming.
There are both American and British Burmese. The American breeds are somewhat stockier than the British breeds. The British Burmese have a more oriental look.
Flat chested kitten syndrome (a compression of the chest and ribcage caused by lung collapse). A significant number of kittens survive.
Burmese head defect
Hereditary heart problems
Barring the health issues, the Burmese has a life expectancy of fifteen plus years. In fact, a Burmese named Kataleena Lady of Australia, made it in to the Guinness Book of World Records as the oldest living cat.
If you are interested in bringing one of these intelligent, fun loving cats into your family, why not try a Burmese rescue and save a life? They'll know you saved them and in return with give you unstinting loyalty and love.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Often I dread winter, it is a season made for depression and loneliness, cabin fever, anger and feelings of desperate survival. Occasionally, however, in silent moments, I stand outside wrapped in layers of warmth, pause, and observe the landscape, breathing the frigid air, and my heart expands in awe as I am caught in winter's peace. Forgive me for pointing out the obvious, but there is more to winter than just shades of grey.
These are scenes you must stop and study closely to find the unpretentious and overlooked beauty. Then you realize winter colors are more subtle than any other season, and only if you look for them do you find the gorgeous play of hues: the maroon, or sometimes saffron stems of dogwood, the crimson winterberries before the birds eat them, the bright golden twigs of willows draping off dark branches, the soft shades of evergreens, the golden stems of last season's grasses, and the stark tans, rusts, silvers and umbers of deciduous tree trunks. When highlighted against a soft grey sky and a blue shadowed blanket of snow that sparkles whenever sun catches ice crystals, the view can be breathtaking in a stark minimalist milieu. Such scenes evoke drama like no other season -- tragedy tinged with hope, and everlasting love's promise of renewal.
Winter, you see, is time to pause, think and plan for the future, and those winter colors are the gems caught in the web of creation.
Monday, January 23, 2012
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Sunday, January 22, 2012
The electronic message center had been telling us to change the water filter for quite awhile. We finally did. And guess what? The water dispenses much faster, in a thick stream. And the ice isn't freezing up anymore. Imagine that.
Our Keurig hot beverage maker started giving weird error messages and only filling cups half full, then waiting and filling them more. I figured it was time to buy a teakettle. Hubby dug out the owner's manual, and lo and behold the error message meant it needed to be delimed. Guess what? Vinegar saved the Keurig. Imagine that.
My two year old washer is giving weird error messages. One was for an unbalanced load. I don't stuff it as full as I used to, so this was unexpected. The other message doesn't match anything in the owner's manual. I'll ask hubby if there is some way to clean it's filter to.
By the way, please make sure you clean your dryer lint trap after every use. Dryer fires are the second cause of residential house fires. Food forgotten cooking on the stove is the first. And we can't forget about falling asleep smoking.
Anyone else have filters in need of cleaning?
Friday, January 20, 2012
Some people get up on the wrong side of bed. Others seem to get up on the wrong side of life. Did you ever know someone who can't seem to catch a single positive break? Ever? I have. You want to hug them and tell them everything is going to be all right, but all right never happens for them.
They're the ones with the car that breaks down on the way to the job interview. They're the ones who don't just have Lyme disease, but mono with it. They're the ones who aren't just coping with broken pipes, but also the electricity has gone out.
What do you do? How do you help them? Sometimes...you might not be able to.
That sounds mighty harsh. I've been one of those never-catch-a-break people. Lived that down-to-the-bone life. We know more people now living that barely subsistence life than ever before.
On the one hand, I know how fast life can go from an abundance to freefalling famine. The closer you are to the edge, the less it takes to push you over. A lot of folks who thought they were safe behind their wall of income and savings have discovered that's just not so.
On the other hand...that subsistence living is isolating. Instead of moving out, we tend to huddle inwards, ashamed because we aren't doing well. We don't want anyone to know we need a helping hand. We don't want anyone to know we need food or the electric bill paid or gas in the car. Because if our neighbors and friends know that, they might think we're a failure. And goodness knows, we're not allowed to fail.
It's the same reasoning people use for hiding illness. Or non-existent royalties. Or dozens of other things the world uses to gauge success or failure. No one wants to admit things might not be quite as rosy as they've been portraying. No one.
That very attitude sometimes bars us from assistance. And I'm not talking about welfare or public assistance or a handout from a church. I'm talking about the folks around us who might want to pitch in a helping hand here or there. That neighbor who would gladly fix the pipes. That friend who would take us to that job interview. The ladies group at church who would be pleased to buy some groceries.
There's a rarely perceived opposite side of the coin in the get vs. giving dynamic. People need to participate on both sides during their lives. Giving isn't better than receiving. That old cliché is wrong. But giving does allow for a balance as long as people can do both. That's what that paying it forward business is about.
At sometime during our lives we will need. Perhaps we will need more than we can possibly imagine. Consider those who lost homes, families, every possession they owned in tornadoes or tsunamis. Can you envision the total loss? Yet, even in those circumstances there were people who hesitated to ask for help. We have to get past this shame factor and reach out. Why?
Because at sometime during our lives we will be exactly where we need to be to help someone. That old saw about what goes around, comes around is true. The problem is we think we always have to compare apples to apples or oranges to oranges, when we really should just toss all the fruit and veggies in one pot. Just because someone fixed our pipes doesn't mean we have to fix someone else's pipes to "pay them back". Nope. What the next fellow might really be desperate for is a job reference or a new pair of shoes.
Do you know someone really wallowing in the slough of depression and despair? Have you asked what you can do? Remember, no one gets up on the wrong side of life on purpose. No one.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Chinese astrology features one sign per year, rather than one every thirty days or so. The chief differences between Chinese and Western astrology are the symbols used. Animals, rather than star-based signs, bestow their characteristics on those born in their designated year. There's a wonderful legend of how the animals were chosen by the Jade Emperor - look it up on the Web if you like - it's intriguing.
This Year of the Dragon begins January 23, 2012 and runs to February 9, 2013. Dragons are believed to possess supernatural powers and bring good luck, life giving rain, fertility, dignity and wisdom. They are the intimates of royalty. In Dragon years, money is easier to come by for everyone and it’s a great time to initiate a new project. Don’t go overboard, though – Dragon years do come to an end, and you’ll have to pay all those bills!
Chinese astrology features five Dragons – Fire, Earth, Wood, Water and Metal – that rotate through the years when it is Dragon’s turn to rule. Each dragon has different characteristics, but all are considered the luckiest sign. Not at all the fearsome creatures portrayed in Western literature!
This coming year is dedicated to the Water Dragon, who is a bit more laid back than the others, but owning strength of purpose. Water Dragon is involved in growth and expansion, interested in the good of all.
Doesn't that sound fabulous? Well, there is a bit of a catch.
At Chinese New Year, you welcome wealth, prosperity and longevity by eliminating negative chi (energy) from the past. This doesn't mean you have to do the Dragon Dance (a highly skilled and demanding exercise) to invite abundance into your life. Although, if done right you'd certainly be on the fast track.
Simply take time to be grateful for what you have and forgive the past – your actions and those of others toward you. That will help you open to more fully absorb Dragon energy in all its glory during 2012. I hope your Dragon year is a successful one for you and yours!
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
While I have been restricted in my normal activities, my granddaughter, Amanda, the mother of the six year old who was with me that night, has spent a lot of time with me. She has firmly captured me with her latest passion, genealogy. Our family ancestry. She has always been fascinated with my background, mainly because I didn't have one. I was raised in foster homes and only knew that my biological father was born in Ireland and my biological mother was born in North Dakota and their names. One night while browsing on her computer, she came upon ancestry.com and the rest is (yes, pun intended) history.
She has been sending me text at all hours or bursting in the back door breathless with new bits of information. So far, she has traced us back as far as 800 ad and found that we are direct descendants of King John. Imagine that! Diluted as it may be, I seem to have a bit of royal blood! Of course, given that the royalty of by gone eras planted their seeds far and wide, I can't help but wonder what side of the blanket we may have come from, but still, a King! Dang! Maybe I'm supposed to be a Duchess or something! And no wonder I am so partial to Historical romances.
Okay, maybe not, but its fun to contemplate. I love history so much and its absolutely exhilarating to find little connections to a past I have studied at various times in my life, or even walked on. I live in the historical triangle of Virginia, Jamestown, Yorktown and Williamsburg and we had an ancestor who fought at Yorktown and helped defeat Cornwallis and the British, helped secure our freedom and the building of the greatest nation on earth.
Another relative was given 3000 acres of land in Connecticut by one of the English Kings. Now, I think we should pack up and go see just what happened to that land! Surely he didn't squander it away! Could there possibly be any left UN-entailed? Of course not, but let me remind you that I am taking pain killers and my mind is wandering uninhibited.
I have sat with Amanda to help her with her search and found so many things on the Internet, right there at your fingertips, that give you a thousand directions to look for ancestors. Besides "ancestry.com" there are hundreds of similar sites, not as well advertised, but still the result of someones hard work and available for your use. www.stategensites.org is a list by states of vital records, births, deaths, adoptions, Historical Societies, cemeteries, and census records. www.usgenweb./org is a free site manned by volunteers who stand ready to assist one with searches. www.familychronical.com/webpicks.htm will guide you to sites that pertain to your particular interest.
The lists go on and on and provide endless hours of fascinating research. But there is more. I had no idea that my granddaughter had always felt a little cheated by not having ancestors from me, the relative she loves most in all the world. I think she started this looking for her own past, and on the way found mine. It has been an incredible bonding experience for us and given me a place in the world I never knew I had. I'm no longer just a woman with no past, standing alone. I am one generation in a long line of real people with names and lives, triumphs and tragedies, some famous and rich, some infamous and poor, but most just regular people getting along with life and filling in the gaps in my history.
Many of you may have already made this journey, but if you haven't, I urge you to do so! It gives you such a wonderful feeling of belonging somewhere. As writers, it can't help but stir your creative juices!
See you in February! Hope the weather holds out, at least here in Virginia. Its been very mild so far, and for my part, it can stay that way!
Sunday, January 15, 2012
|Players Tunnel at Lambeau Field MM Sikes|
Along the walls of the entrance lobby, photos of Brett Fauve and his famous number 4 appear. More photos highlight the play of current quarterback Aaron Rodgers, wearing number 12. Many pictures depict the past of a storied franchise and its dedicated, enamored fans who pass down the right to purchase season tickets from generation to generation.
|Vince Lombardi and "Curly" Lambeau statues MMSikes|
According to a tour guide, the stadium has been sold out since 1960, and there is a waiting list of 88,000. A club room for 48 people on the 5th floor of the stadium rented for $30,000 a game two years ago. The broad wall of windows there provides a perfect, sheltered view of the game. The impressive football stadium is owned by the City of Green Bay, and the streets that lead to it feature the names of greats from the past. Even a nearby Denny's has an unusual ambiance that can only be found in Green Bay.
For the divisional NFC championship today, excitement will abound. Visitors from the summer can only imagine the major traffic jams that must surround a real game--especially a hugely competitive playoff game.
I'm glad we had the chance to visit Lambeau Field at a calmer time. For today, "Go Packers!"
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
Living Social appears to be a lot like Groupon. Amazon has started something similar to this as well. I get emails all the time from Amazon about deals from local merchants. Of course, this seems to mean that Amazon is using my personal information in ways I didn't anticipate them using it, but what's new? Facebook, Google, etc. all those guys seem to be doing that these days. What ya gonna do? Junk mail and those annoying call center calls I used to get before the do not call list (thank goodness for that list) have gone cyber. Just get a good spam filter and/or "unplug" from cyber life. Me, I prefer the spam filter. The good outweighs the bad for me when it comes to online life.
They tell us not to spam others with pleas for them to read our books. And for good reason. That's annoying. I wish merchants would follow a similar principle. I'm not going to be persuaded into buying your product by constant badgering. I might be annoyed out of buying it, though. Okay. End of rant. Enough blabbing about privacy. Back to Living Social.
So here's how it works- You sign up, give them an email address (I've dedicated an entire email address to emails like this--Living Social, Groupon, ideeli, etc. so they don't clog up my "real" inbox), give them your zip code, and they send you deal emails. When you see one you like, you click on it, "buy" the deal (discount rate on a service/meal/etc.), and then you get a voucher to use the service. It's a pretty neat thing if you find a deal for something you'll actually use.
Here's the problem with these type things--I get overwhelmed easily by them. I get tons of emails, and the first instinct is to delete them without reading them. Time is precious, and it speeds by. I might be getting some cool deals, but due to overload, I don't look at any of them. The subject lines of the emails rarely grab my attention. If they try to tailor the deals to my interests (which I doubt), then they're doing a rather poor job of it.
The few times I've found something really awesome, the deal has sold out before I can even click on it! At least that's been my experience with groupon. I haven't tried Living Social yet as I said earlier in this post. Maybe that'd be different. Maybe.
You know what I'd love, though? One of these specifically for writers. And/or maybe readers. Deals on buying editing services (yes!), discounts to conferences, deals from Apple (please please, though I know it's very unlikely, let me get a discount on an iPad. Btw, did you hear they stopped selling the iPhone 4s in China temporarily b/c of all-out fights were breaking out to get it? Crazy), deals on book purchases. And the like! I'd be all over those coupons. Goodreads or Writer's Digest or somebody should get on something like that.
So far, my take on social media coupons is: meh. Just more crap to delete from my inbox for the most part. I feel the same way about Expedia/Orbitz low fare deals (which seem to be a trick to get you to visit their website mostly), various retail stores that I give my email address to because I get tired of them pestering me for it, and the like. I very rarely use any of these coupons. If I'm in the market for something, I'll search out a deal for it. Otherwise: meh.
Maybe I should give this stuff more of a chance. If only there could be a few extra hours in the day. What do you think? Social media coupons--waste of time or no?
This weekend is the weekend for my switch over to a smart phone. Finally! Maybe there'll be a Living Social app that will change my life. Anything could happen. Who knows?
Happy Friday the 13th! I haven't checked Twitter today yet, but I'll be there's at least one trending topic about it...
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Normally the Night Writers do magazine-style blogs and don't plug books. But for the cat lovers out there I think this is a book you're going to want to read to your children and grandchildren.Friend and fellow-author Ruth Hartman has just published her first children's book. It sounds like a winner to me. Here's where you can purchase it:
Murphy the cat is different. And he doesn’t like it! All the other cats have paw pads. But he was born without them. Will Murphy’s journey to find some at the Paw-Paw Patch fulfill his dream?~*~
I love cats. They’ve always been a huge part of my life. There’s one sitting on my lap as I type this, in fact. And the way he’s curled in a perfect ball with his paw covering his face, he’s not going anywhere for a while. So that means, neither am I.
Way back when, I took a course on writing children’s books from the Institute of Children’s Literature. “Murphy in the Paw-Paw Patch”, in an earlier form, was what I wrote for one of my assignments. It’s gone through lots of changes over the years and was submitted to countless publishers. No takers.
But Turquoise Morning Press, a publisher of several of my romances, had started a children’s book section. Murphy found a home with them earlier this year. From the time I took that course, I always wanted to write a children’s book. And it had to be about a cat. It had to! There’s never been a time in my life when I haven’t had at least one of the little furballs hanging around, and I hope there never will be.
I’d always heard the term paw-paw patch, although I’ve never seen one. One day, though, I decided it would be funny if the paw-paw patch had something to do with paws. Animals paws. Cat paws. Yep. My story was born.
Murphy the cat was born without pads on his paws. He sees all of the other cats running, skipping and doing cartwheels. But he can’t do those things. It hurts his feet since he’s padless. He takes a journey to a place called the paw-paw patch. His adventure leads him not only to his dream, but he makes a friend, Oliver the owl along the way.I hope you’ll enjoy reading this story to your children, as much as I enjoyed writing and illustrating it.
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
When I moved to the Carolinas from Massachusetts, I realized the term “Quad” means four-wheeler (or ATV for the off-road enthusiasts) to most locals. Even in the Boston area, where ice rinks abound, people think quads have something to do with muscles. In the skating world however, a quadruple jump, commonly called a quad, is the most difficult element in figure skating.
Why so hard? Because the skater must jump into the air, make four full revolutions (4 ½ for an Axel—and no, an Axel isn’t part of the ATV), and land cleanly on a blade of metal only one-tenth of an inch wide.
To complicate matters, there are six different types of quad jumps possible, although no skater has yet landed a quadruple Axel in competition. So how do you tell the jumps apart? It’s tough. Those announcers who sound so savvy on television have cheat sheets—and they’ve watched the skaters do the same routines in practice.
To simplify things, let’s think of jumps in three different categories. While you may not be able to always distinguish the specific jump, with a little practice you can easily recognize the type of jump. The first category includes the toe jumps. The skater vaults off the toe pick, or the "teeth" on the front of the skate blade. This category includes toe loops (the easiest of the easy jumps) the flip, and the Lutz (the second most difficult jump), named for its originator Alois Lutz. The primary difference between the toe jumps is the edge (the way the skater is leaning) used for take-off and landing. Even skating enthusiasts (me included) often can’t tell the difference between the two, especially when watching skaters on television. Why? The jump happens too fast and the camera typically doesn’t focus on the skater’s foot.
The next set of jumps are the edge jumps and the skater does not use the toe pick. The three edge jumps include the loop, the flip, the Salchow, and the Axel.
The most difficult jump is the Axel, named after the jump’s originator Axel Paulsen. This jump is easily recognizable because it’s the only jump where the skater is facing forward when the jump starts. Facing forward also means adding a ½ revolution to the air time so a single axel actually has 1.5 rotations.
Canadian Kurt Browning attempted the first quad in 1979 but it took him nine more years to land one in competition. The jump has to be landed cleanly (on one foot, facing the correct direction, and on the correct edge) to count. Kurt was also the first (and so far, only) person to land the quadruple Axel (the hardest quad jump) although I don’t think it was in a competition. Timothy Goebel was the first American to land a quad, the first to land a quad Salchow, and the first to land three quads in one program. Last September, Brandon Mroz (the 2009 US Men's Silver Medalist) executed the first quad lutz (the most difficult jump landed in a sanctioned competition).
Women are attempting quads too. Bonaly of France landed numerous under-rotated quads in the 1990s. Under-rotation means the rotation in the air is incomplete and the foot is not in the correct position when the skater lands. Under-rotated jumps are not considered quads in the record books. However, Miki Ando of Japan landed a sanctioned quadruple jump seven years ago.
Next time: More on the quad and why the jump is so controversial.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Saturday, January 7, 2012
This year, I got a brilliant new idea. Instead of scheduling minutia, knowing life (and laziness) so often gets in the way and I won't always be able to accomplish my tasks, I decided to plan in general. And in living color. I don't live well when I don't have some sort of structure. So this is what I came up with: On Lavender days, I will clean my house. I chose lavender in fond memory of my mother, who always managed to keep a clean house and nutritious home cooked meals on the table despite working six days a week. No list of tasks. I will do whatever needs to be done, most likely vaccuum, dust and clean the bathrooms.
I have a husband with a rotating travel schedule and two young adult children who are still at home while persuing their higher educations. I am not working outside the home. So keeping their schedules in mind, I have decided to make every fifth day Lavender. No, I don't just clean every five days. I do the dishes, laundry, bathrooms and sweep as needed. but on the Lavender days, I'll pull out the heavy duty tools. And since there is no list, there is no guilt if I don't do this or that.
On Pink days, I will exercise. I chose pink because it's feminine and pretty and that's what I strive to improve on. Most of the time I'll do the treadmill for 30 minutes, 200 ab reps between my ab roller and ab wheel and every other day I'll do weights. More or less. No rules. As long as I do something, get moving, I can feel I've done my Pink day proud.
On Green days, I will do something related to the writing business. Blog, tweet, query, or write. Green because I hope to generate some money from it. Some day. No big deadlines. Just whatever I decide at the time. I haven't promoted my work in years. I hate doing it. So, to entice myself into wanting to promote again, I bought myself a new work wardrobe. On my Green days, I am wearing velour lounge wear. Warm, comfy and super-modelish. Not the old lady kind. I hope.
This has been my first week and so far, I love my new Lavender, Pink and Green year.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
A few years back, in an effort to help him seize some control, I started him on some very basic calligraphy strokes. Now you may scratch your head and wonder what I could be thinking, but his motor control did improve. Not drastically, I admit, but sufficiently that an improvement in his handwriting was evident. I suspect if he had continued on with the practice, there would have been even more improvement.
Handwriting--cursive strokes--are after all, a matter of fine motor skills. And calligraphy strokes are the most basic of movements. Practicing the various strokes builds up a degree of control that translates to other areas--such as cursive writing.
Of course, many school districts no longer teach cursive writing. One wonders what will happen when there is no longer anyone who writes cursive. For if you never learn to write it, then who will be left to read it? Will the libraries and historical repositories then end up with piles and piles of manuscripts that only specialists can read?
That is a sad vision of the future. In the meantime, if you wish to hone your fine motor skills...check out a book on calligraphy and try practicing the basic strokes.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
First, I’m curious – what does the term metaphysical mean to you? Is it checking out your daily astrological prediction in the newspaper? Maybe getting your palm read or calling a phone psychic for your lottery numbers? Perhaps crop circles hold your fascination, or maybe you think none of the above is for you. It’s just so much woo-woo or superstition. Well, all of that and more will be fodder for me!
Before we delve too deeply into any subjects that fall under a metaphysical umbrella – and there are many – I’d like to qualify the term for joint understanding. “Meta” is a prefix that can define “after,” “beyond,” “behind” or “change.” The meaning hinges upon the word you link meta with. Meta plus physics takes on the meaning “after physics.”
I believe the metaphysical is beyond what we can see, hear, touch, feel or smell; it is an essential mystery. And what curious human can ignore a bona fide puzzle? Not me, and I hope not you, either. My resolution is to write postings that lead writers to new characters or plot devices, readers to a new understanding of previously unknown topics and give all of us insights in our continuing search for life’s meaning.
Please join me for a journey beyond the physical to find what lies after physics.
No time machines necessary.