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The Bermuda Triangle

I’ve always been a believer in the Bermuda Triangle. No, I don’t believe it’s a base for space aliens or the last resting place of Atlantis, but I believe it’s one of the strange places on earth- like Teotihuacan, the Nazca Lines, or the Neverland Ranch. For hundreds of years, the area known as the… Read more »

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One Year Birthday

This weekend my website and blog are one year old, and like most toddlers, it hasn’t learned anything, it’s not any smarter, and it’s still producing way too much crap. So how is my website doing? Well, readership is off the charts. I’m hoping to be in the high double digits by December 2014. The… Read more »

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Gay Marriage

Months ago, when the question of gay marriage landed in the Supreme Court, I figured that’s the end of that. DOA. Even though Chief Justice John Roberts stunned the nation a while back by upholding much of the new healthcare reforms, much to the chagrin of the Republican ass-clowns who appointed him, it was a… Read more »

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From China With Love

Last month the longest high-speed train in the world began operation. Traveling at 180 mph, the current 1400 mile route will now take 8 hours rather than 20. * Do you know where it’s located? It’s in China. China’s economy runs on the rail, and the government there does everything it can to constantly improve… Read more »

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Marshmallow gun 2

Wow. I write a little blurb about building a marshmallow gun and I end up with more email than any blog post before it. Most of the emails came from kids that wanted to know more about building the gun, but I also received four emails from fathers who wanted to build them with/for their… Read more »

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Marshmallow gun 1

This  week, I spent the majority of my time working on the final rewrite for my book. During my writing breaks, I decided to try my hand at building a marshmallow gun – I figured I could whip something together in a few days. A marshmallow gun is basically a gun built from PVC pipe… Read more »

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God works in mysterious ways

Recently, after leaving a bathhouse in San Francisco through the rear door, my mind somehow wandered to the existence of Sodom and Gomorrah. Well, first it wandered to a hot dog stand, and then back to Sodom and Gomorrah. While a handful of rogue scholars believe these two cities existed somewhere in the state of… Read more »

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Crystal Clear

I recently watched Star Trek IV, the one with the whales, and was snickering when Scotty built a whale tank out of transparent aluminum. It was stronger than steel, completely sheer, and had to hold a ton of material, much like a Victoria’s Secret push-up bra. But it’s just Science Fiction right? Nope. It’s available… Read more »

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The Perils of Time Travel

Yesterday, I received several comments on my recent blog where I posted some old photographs of the Back to the Future sets. One of the comments was how cool would it have been if Marty and Doc had travelled back to the time of Robin Hood. Ok. Let’s give it a try.   Draft 1… Read more »

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Man versus Machine

As an IT person, the one rhetorical question I hear all the time is “I wonder what Einstein could have done with a modern computer?” Most people think a computer is superior to a human brain. They cite such mundane facts as “the computer always beats the human in chess”, or “Watson (an IBM computer)… Read more »