Ray Bradbury

Author Ray Bradbury passed on June 5th. I was saddened to hear this, as I had always been a fan of his. I loved The Martian Chronicles, and Something Wicked This Way Comes . . . eesh. It freaked me out. Bradbury had fantastic imagination and a way of making you feel part of the […]

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Science Lost

Last night I received an email from a fellow member of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada, Toronto Centre, asking me if I knew anything about the possible closure of Efston Science, the self-proclaimed “science and astronomy superstore” located on Dufferin Street in Toronto. I didn’t believe it could be so. I thought he had […]

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I recently received some great news: My book Hockey Trailblazers has been nominated for the B.C. Young Readers’ Choice 2012-2013 Red Cedar Award! I had a wonderful editor, Diane Kerner (editors always make you look better!) and am very honoured to be nominated amongst some wonderful authors and books. This book is about five people who became […]

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L.A. Champions

I know I’m a bit late in posting this, but congratulations to the L.A. Kings on winning the Stanley Cup. I don’t purport to be a Kings fan. I don’t get the chance to watch many west coast games, and really, I’m a Leafs fan, but it was good to see such a good, young […]

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Transit Success

Well, I’m pooped. Had a great time at the David Dunlap Observatory. Lots of folks showed up to enjoy the transit.                             And here share is a shot I took of Venus transiting the sun. Lots of sunspots to sweeten the view. […]

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