Good Stuff! Science as Storytelling


I know the word ‘atheist’ presumes a lot, but it’s just an easier way of describing someone with a rational mind. Joe Konrath, a self-avowed atheist, awesome fighter for authors, and leader in the indie author movement, said that almost a year ago in his Konrants post. My response then was the same as it

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Good Stuff! Operation Underground Railroad


I blogged about this before. On February 28th, Operation Underground Railroad freed 20 kids from slavery and brought 5 slavers to justice. They are continually running operations. Oskar Schindler didn’t stop the killing of all Jews. But he did what he could. One of the most poignant moments of Schindler’s List was when he pulled

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Good Stuff! Mike Loades on Swords and Bows


Mike Loades is an expert on medieval fighting. He brings energy and, not just bookish learning, but insights from hands-on use. I loved the five-part Weapons That Made Britain television series for which he was the host and chief consultant. And so I looked to see if there was anything else he’d done. I found he’d

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Good Stuff! Million Dollar Arm, Remember the Titans

I wanted to let you know about two films I recently watch with the family and enjoyed. Both are based on real events. The first is Million Dollar Arm. This is a great film based on the true story of the search for the first pro American baseball players from . . . India. They

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