So I was updating my site and I came to an impasse: was I a geek or a nerd? I Googled. Yes, Google has the answer to everything. I decided that I was a geek. Is it shameful to admit that you are one or the other? Nah. Just be yourself. I love hockey. I
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)
This is one of the coolest videos NASA has ever released. It makes you marvel at what humanity is capable of achieving. It also makes me realize that I will be holding my breath when Curiosity is making its descent.
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
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
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
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
Finally . . . it’s here. The long-anticipated (by sci-fi geeks such as myself, at least) “prequel” to the Alien franchise. Let me tell you, I am obsessed with the Alien movies. If any of them are on TV, I’m there watching it . . . yes, even Alien3 and Alien Resurrection. I know that
Here are some of my photos from yesterday’s transit.