The Day Rusty Gained Respect

Some may say that robots lack the capacity to contemplate the meaning of life, beyond the number 42.  Rusty sat atop the grassy hill, gazing up into the stars as twilight faded into black.  If someone were to see, they would assume he was in deep thought.  If they were human, maybe they’d be dwelling […]

The Portal

My footsteps echoed throughout the tunnel.  Straining to listen for signs of pursuit, I held my breath, but could only manage a seconds before I felt lightheaded and gasped for air.  I couldn’t hear anything, but knew I only have minutes before the soldiers would come.  I held up my lantern, hoping to see something, […]

The Inheritance of the Clever

They underestimated me, the poor bastards.  I wasn’t a threat, or so they thought.  I lurked behind the scenes, always unnoticed. Nothing but a raven, pilfering the catch of the warring eagles too busy to notice. The alphas fought, rolling around in the dirt, incessantly looking for rivals, while a new master wielded the power […]

Review of Mars, Inc.

Ben Bova’s Grand Tour series is one of the seminal series in modern science fiction.  The idea of touring through the solar system is quite appealing, and Bova’s name always comes to mind when discussing and thinking about how space exploration would occur within the solar system. “Mars, Inc. The Billionaires Club” caught my eye […]

A Call to Civility

I love Star Wars, and I also love the new Disney versions. Space battles, light sabers (an elegant weapon for a more civilized age, obviously), aliens, etc… What more could an impressionable child ask for. I watched them in the theaters way back in the day, and many times of the subsequent years. I thoroughly […]

Love Live Sci-Fi & Fantasy

My love of science fiction and fantasy is rooted deep. Star Wars and Star Trek really cemented my love, and have branched forward and backward to enjoy modern tales of space travel and classics that were heavy into ray guns and Martians. I’ll take a robot or a spaceship over anything else, anytime. Reading is […]

Embrace Your Inner Mr. Spock

Reputations can be fickle.  Years of time and effort spent building one, can be easily undone through poor decisions and actions.  An outburst or negative emotions at the wrong time,  can undermine.  Do not sabotage yourself. Time spent cultivating relationships, building connections, or improving through education and skill-sets are worthwhile endeavors, critical even.  Investing in […]