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A Good Week To Be A Space Nerd

Thursday NASA announced that they have identified another potentially habitable exoplanet (NASA’s Kepler Mission Discovers Bigger, Older Cousin to Earth).  That makes it the 21st such extra-solar sorta Earth-ish planet on the list maintained by the Habitable Exoplanets Catalog.  What makes

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Top Ten Free Classic Books On The Kindle Store

Originally posted on The Wordslinger:
Amazon’s Kindle Store, as most of you would know, is not exclusively for Kindle owners. You can use their Kindle app on your iPad, iPhone, Mac, Windows 8 PC/tablet, Android, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone and…

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Motto

Several months ago a few internet acquaintances of mine introduced me to an intriguing website called SuperBetter (www.superbetter.com) The gist of the site is that it provides a framework for self-improvement. The site was developed by experts in neuroscience, psychology,

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Musical Media Manipulations (Converting Cassette Tapes to MP3)

My wife and I finally decided it was time to join the 21st Century and upgrade our music library. We have several dozen cassette tapes and want to pull the songs off of them and convert them to mp3 for

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Home Front Support

The city I live in, St. Louis, held a parade for returning Iraq War Veterans this past weekend.  It was the first of what,  I hope, will be many such celebrations of the dedication and bravery of those men and

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Countdown to Eschaton

As I type this we are less than 14 Months away from the end of the world. The Gregorian Calendar date of December 21, 2012 at 11:11 UT has been identified as the date and time when some believe history

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Can you hear the voices?

I woke up this morning with this song bumping around in my head. Later it was replaced with this one Weird juxtaposition, huh?

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Sputtering back to life.

*dusts off blog* Greetings, all and sundry, I have been remiss in my attendance to this avenue of communication.  Not that I have been idle, mind you, rather I have been too preoccupied with other activities to give this one

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International Steampunk Day (Who decides these things?)

Today I checked my twitter timeline and discovered two amazing things.  First, I have new followers (Hooray!)  Second, today is apparently International Steampunk Day.   Here’s the full scoop over at Steampunk.com.  According to John Leavitt, the author of the relevant

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Writers Beware (Part 1) (via The Graceful Doe’s Blog)

Good advice on how not to get caught in a publishing nightmare and how to approach publishing the smart way. Imagine this scenario… You've been dreaming of being a published author your whole life, or maybe it's a recent dream.

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