Mars Far and Wide

Oh, JPL . . . will you stop teasing me with all this Mars stuff? This is the most recent image of our lovely red neighbour, released by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The workhorse rover Opportunity which has been at it since January 2004 (and has lasted well past the 90 days it was supposed to)

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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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I’m off to Mars! (Sort of)

I never win anything. Well, that’s not entirely true. I once won a calculator in a school fund drive selling chocolate bars (I frantically sold the entire box to my relatives the night before the deadline, much to my parents’ annoyance). But normally, I’m a no-luck kind of person. So, being the space geek that

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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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Thrilled!

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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