Monthly Archives: June 2014

Review: ‘Women Destroy Science Fiction!’ : NPR

http://www.npr.org/2014/06/28/322544552/women-are-destroying-science-fiction-thats-ok-they-created-it?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20140629 Time to buy my first issue of Lightspeed mm agazine. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon Advertisements

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‘Little Free Libraries’ grow throughout KC area — except in Leawood | The Kansas City Star

http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article607370.html Shame on Leawood.  Another reason I’m grateful I don’t live in Johnson County, Kansas. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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ASOD: Postcard from 1st International Sun Day (22 Jun 2014)

I spied a wonderful ‘postcard’ from Varages in southeastern France via the Astronomy Sketch of the Day this morning: I especially like the foreground sketches. The sun was ‘quiet’ on Sunday. http://www.asod.info/?p=12576

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31 Essential Science Fiction Terms And Where They Came From

http://io9.com/31-essential-science-fiction-terms-and-where-they-came-1594794250?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_facebook&utm_source=io9_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow Some of my favorites include: android, terraforming, posthuman, dystopia, multiverse and cyberspace. Interesting list and origins. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Summer Sunrise

Summer officially arrived yesterday, but today it dawned for the first time.  I woke up way way early for a Sunday (sometime during the four o’clock hour) and spied a hazy crescent moon from my bedroom window, but no bright … Continue reading

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Puzzled

Last year, my daughter gave me a puzzle for my birthday.  Last week, in a fit of household reorganizing (aka decluttering), I decided it was high time I cracked open this box to see if I could still climb the … Continue reading

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Find an Island of Stars at Powell Obsevatory Tomorrow Night

A quick shout-out to everyone in the Kansas City metro area to come on down to the Powell Observatory tomorrow night. Our scheduled program is entitled “Island of Stars” and the weather looks very promising. I volunteer as part of … Continue reading

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