Monthly Archives: April 2010

Der Orchideengarten

Der Orchideengarten (Garden of Orchids) was the worlds first High Fantasy magazine. It was published from 1919 till 1921 in Germany.Weird Tales did not start publication until 1923. The stories are supposed to be mostly forgettable, but it was full of original artwork. I found a good blog post about Der Orchideengarten with some images. […]

Only the worst Sci-fi/Fantasy book covers

This site says it shows only the worst, and some of these are very bad. My problem with the site is that it shows one or two of my favorite books. I know the covers are bad, but I you can’t tell a book by the cover, as they say. I don’t anyone to figure […]

Baby Shower

The women that I work with are always having babies. I deny any involvement. Yesterday Girija had her shower. Mmmmm. Goodies.

Story idea

Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first woman she meets, then teams up with three complete strangers to do it again. I am thinking of writing this story, although it is a humorous, log line of a famous movie. It has potential for a great fantasy, horror, or SF story. This […]

First image of Earth from the surface of Mars

NASA released in image of the martian sky showing Earth as a tiny dot.

The Atlantic | July 1982 | Living With a Computer

This is from 1982. I was practically penniless when I first read this article in the Atlantic. It would be three more years before I saved enough to buy my first computer. I can remember wanting a computer so badly that I could taste it. I CAN HARDLY BRING myself to mention the true disadvantage […]

The hive named Justine

This is Ethel II and Justine. Justine (on the right) is slightly stronger than Ethel. It has been 15 days since they were installed and the hives are much calmer. The queen is busy laying eggs and the nurse bees are taking care of the brood. The first brood should hatch in the first week […]

Sloop John B

Someone sent me this link. This file is very poor AM quality, but there have been periods in my life when I thought that Sloop John B was the greatest song ever written. I’ve had it on loop for the last half hour and I’m not tired of it. (wav file – might not […]