Science fiction writer Jules Verne did not believe in impossible things. In each of his novels, he explained in loving detail how the marquee invention would work. Whether it was launching people ...
I'm a Tom Joad democrat, a prison reform democrat, an anti-poverty democrat and a pro-justice democrat - so the party left me a long time ago...and they never looked back as they went chasing after ...
The contrast between hardworking Americans and shiftless, lazy, poor people is a favorite of Republicans as they try to cut safety net ...
I teach a college course on jazz and hip hop at a Southern California university, and after listening to Fox's Bill O'Reilly bloviate last week about how hip hop and rap are to blame for declining ...
Honest answer to a reader's question
No snark, no smartassery. This is one of the finest responses I've ever seen to this kind of question.
Setup: The Charlotte Observer's Taylor Batten wrote a ...
Presidential candidate, Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) and former MN Republican Congresswoman, Michele Bachmann, were guests on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. The show aired just before ...
This is worth the 155 seconds it takes to watch, if for no other reason than it will bring a smile to your face.
A friend once told me that the secret of Monty Python's success was that the ...
It was called "the gun that won the West". It was the first really practical revolver, used by many of the most famous gunslingers and outlaws in the American West, and was such a successful design ...
My science fiction novel The Great Symmetry is now out in the world.
The intro has a brief description of the book, while the main diary has some philosophy and personal observations.
In the ...
Three weeks ago my partner and I were married on our 38th anniversary. We planned to just go to the courthouse. The State of Florida was forced by the Appellate Court to allow same sex marriages ...