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Moon vs. Mars Roller Derby
NASA says Moon. Elon Musk says Mars.  They maintain a sizable difference of opinion - approximately 40 million miles' worth.   Historically rooted space behemoth NASA says we should test, refine, get our bearings in deep space by orbiting the Moon for a bit...
Moon vs. Mars Roller Derby
Moon vs. Mars Roller Derby
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Magic Numbers and Persuasive Sound
If you are of a certain era, your introduction to pinball was a montage of a psychedelic imagery brought to you by Sesame Street, and accompanied by the oft-sampled , funk beat and harmony of the Pointer Sisters: " 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 ..."  It was awesome.  It br...
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The "Insidious Nickel Stealer" in our Midst
It is 1931, and colossal events are changing the face of the United States.  Catastrophic drought and dust storms are ushering in the Dust Bowl; the Great Depression is rearing its horrific head; Bela Lugosi and  Boris Karloff   are terrifying an entire nat...
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Pygmalion's Palapa
In the ancient Greek myth,  Pygmalion  sculpts a woman out of clay and desperately, achingly, wishes she would become real.  Lucky for him, she does. According to the ancient poet  Ovid , Pygmalion adores the statue, compliments her, woos her with " shells ...
Pygmalion's Palapa
Pygmalion's Palapa
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Mars, Rolling in Ecstasy at Your Feet
“You need not leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen...learn to become quiet, and still, and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice; it will roll in ecstasy at your feet .” -Franz Kafka From Pe...
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Mars, Rolling in Ecstasy at Your Feet
“You need not leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen...learn to become quiet, and still, and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice; it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.” -Franz Kafka From Pet...
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Rolling in Ecstasy on Mars
“You need not leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. You need not even listen, simply wait, just learn to become quiet, and still, and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice; it will roll in e...
Rolling in Ecstasy on Mars
Rolling in Ecstasy on Mars
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The Merchant of Venus
In science fictional worlds, humans and aliens need to sort out many basics of life including, of course, money. Money begets social strata, commerce, and trade. It makes a world go 'round. Stefan van Zoggel's   Star Wars stamp Some sci-fi worlds are bestow...
The Merchant of Venus
The Merchant of Venus
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Sample Sale
Eons ago, I wrote a PhD dissertation. It's appropriately mothballed now, but the question that led me to write it still feels vibrant and germane: How do women see, and reflect, themselves when science shifts the playing field? In the paper, 18th century Br...
Sample Sale
Sample Sale
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