ASL Storytime from KidWrite!

We’re very excited about our newest project at KidWrite! We’ll be creating a series of ASL videos. They will officially be, ASL Storytime Videos, and will feature the sorts of stories that are read aloud to young children. The videos will have the book page, signing, and text read aloud. In this way, siblings and […]

Quantum Sci-Fi

I don’t know about you, but for me, quantum physics is the stuff of sci-fi even before it’s part of a sci-fi plot. It’s disconcerting at a fundamental level (Yes. I just did that.) as it is. Add in some otherworldly considerations, and a sci-fi tale is born. In the case of The Three-Body Problem […]

The Dark Forest

The Dark Forest is hands down the best work of sci-fi I’ve ever read – and that’s saying something. The characters and plot, combined with the science, make this an unbelievable work. I rate this a 5/5. Go. Read. It. Now. Plot: The race to same Earth and humans is on. From one improbable solution to the […]

Write that Sci-Fi Novel in 2018

Write that Sci-Fi Novel in 2018 You know you want to write that sci-fi novel. The one that’s been knocking around inside your head forever. All you need is a boost and a shove. Take the plunge with the SFW Sci-Fi Novel Basics Six-Week Workshop. Starts Jan 8th. Materials posted on Mondays by 3pm.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? aka Blade Runner introduces Rick Deckard, a bounty hunter who is tasked with bringing in androids. I rate this a 5/5.  Plot: You need to round up some androids. The trouble is, there’s no way to distinguish an android from a human. Or is there? Craft: The writing is strong. Nice use […]

The Three-Body Problem

The Three-Body Problem blends Quantum Mechanics and Classical Physics into a story with a fascinating premise. The characters and plot, combined with the science, make this first book in the series, one you must read. I rate this a 4/5.  Plot: So you send out a signal and now someone wants to annihilate you. Sounds like a Stephen […]

Vegetarian Kids

My Child Wants to Be a Vegetarian – What Now? It all began the summer my daughter was 11. Her friend returned from holiday and immediately filled her in on all she had learned about the path beef travelled on its way to our plates. My daughter swiftly announced that beef – and hey, why […]

The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle has been on my To Read list for years. It’s not that I suddenly have extra time so much that I now admit I will never have extra time and decided to fit it in. I started with a less than stellar audiobook reading and finished up with the […]

Dex or Test

I’ve been using the Dex since May. It’s totally changed my life. Rather than test 17 or more times a day while I’m on prednisone, I glance at my watch, view my glucose reading, and make a treatment decision. Honest. I also use an app – SugarMate – that works with the Dex to see my […]

All-Electric in 2019

First Musk gives the technology away. Then Tesla announces its Model 3 for the masses starting this Friday. Now Volvo says it will be all electric from 2019 on. And the hovercars will be making their appearance — when???

What is the Paris Agreement

The Paris Agreement is based upon The United Nations Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol. It is the portion that needed to be ratified for the elements agreed upon to be put in place. This called for at least 147 parties of the 197 Parties attending the Convention to agree. The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change newsroom shows […]

The Paris Agreement Intro

I believe fully in Climate Change. I also believe that every nation must do its part and that the US will need to be a leader in this cause because of our prosperity, technological ability, and responsibility to the planet. So what is The Paris Agreement?

Type 1 at the Races

Why this IndyCar driver is outpacing diabetes New Michigan State University research is the first to help a professional race car driver with diabetes improve his performance during competition, helping him capture two top-5 finishes at the Indianapolis 500. The study focused on 31-year-old race car driver Charlie Kimball, but the implications could extend well […]

Food Security in Developing Nations

Food Security Technology in Developing Nations – The Food Rush Everybody needs food, water, and shelter to survive. When any of these are at risk, the bulk of an individual’s attention must be spent on seeking sources for these needs. In developing countries, often there are not readily available sources to meet these needs and […]

Food Tech in Developing Nations

Food Security Technology in Developing Nations – The Food Rush Everybody needs food, water, and shelter to survive. When any of these are at risk, the bulk of an individual’s attention must be spent on seeking sources for these needs. In developing countries, often there are not readily available sources to meet these needs and […]

Is Organic Produce Worth a Premium Price

Is Organic Produce Worth a Premium Price? – The Food Rush Chances are good that you’re willing to pay more for a product that has a higher price but when it comes to organic produce and other ingredients, there are a lot of unanswered questions. Some products aim to justify a higher price due to […]

Slow Food

The Food Rush | The Slow Food movement has a seemingly simple mission. They envision “a world in which all people can access and enjoy food that is good for them, good for those who grow it and good for the planet.”