Photograph of an ancient coin held in the Getty Center in Los Angeles. It is a Greek coin, made of silver, bearing the face of Alexander the Great, minted at roughly 300 BC.
Blood Moon & Spica
On the night of April 14-15, the moon turned to blood- or at least reddish as a total lunar eclispe occurred. This photograph was taken in Los Angeles, near the LACMA museum’s Urban Light installation. This is the first eclipse of the Tetrad, a quadruple set of eclipses that will occur during the next 18 months.
During a total lunar eclipse, the face of the Moon turns…
Version 1 of ‘A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science’. Thanks for everyone’s suggestions earlier in the week, attempted to include as many of them as possible!
Download link here: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-ap
Approach the world with an open mind, but not so open that your brains fall out.
Here’s a list of tips on how to weigh good science from bad. Combine that with my video on “How to Read Science News" and you’ll be in pretty good shape and shall never be led astray:
Here’s a third list of alternate terms to said, focusing on setting for tone.barked
whisperedto speak sharply or loudly; shout
Here’s a second list of alternate terms to said, focused on explanations.addressed
surmised to speak directly to sme, respond or answer
to respond to a question
to add or offer additional information
As a writer, one of the problems that can come up is how to say “said” without using that word. After the first few chapters, you need to have a different way to explain characters talking- here’s a list to give you a hand.added
Stephen King- look, you know who he is, so I’m not going to insult you by giving an overview. That said, below are his top 20 rules for writers. Setting aside if you’re a fan of his, one must admit he knows a thing or three about the craft of writing, so I would listen up (or whatever the reading version of that is- read up? Word up?) Learn them, live them.
1. First write for yourself, and…
Sala Kakuhle, Madiba
As you know (or know now), Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela passed today, peacefully, at the age of 95.