I love writing more than any thing that I use my time for. The problem with writing is having the time to do all of the writing that I have become responsible for. Every writing guide, style or mechanical, that I've had the good fortune to be reading stresses the importance of writing dutifully every day for a considerable amount of time in order to become proficient at utilizing the skills that one is trying to develop. Now, assuming that one has read deeply in the general literary field and specificilly within the body of knowledge about which one intends to proclaim proficiency in pontificating about, one should be able to spout endless lines of prose regarding any number of diverse topics reasonably well enough to put something down on paper that can be polished or modified into opines that can be appreciated. And if faithfully done for two hours every day, one will find rather shortly that being readable and slightly interesting, a market will be available for volumes and volumes of the stuff that may one day, if the proper powers that be are appeased, become marketable enough to be placed within a binding and shuffled offed to the Library of Congress for official sanction and the issuance of an ISBN number. Anything that can be bound should be sent and then it is only a matter of time before your tome will take its rightful place amongst the dust gatherers of literary giants of days of yore. Happy writing, sports fans.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
I remember hearing an odd story as a teenager about a man that had invented a process to power his vehicle using nothing but water, and I thought that it was the most ridiculous idea that I had ever heard of. Now perhaps that was a prejudice that I had had impressed upon me by a fossil fuel industry that was desperately holding onto its market share for as long as possible. Well it appears that MIT has now developed a solar cell that uses the naturally occurring photosynthetic process that leaves do, to split water into its two naturally occurring components of oxygen and hydrogen. If you think that I'm using that "naturally occurring" phrase a bit much, I assure you that it is with poetic license. Those two gases, one of which is used as a fuel in Hydrogen fuel cells and has been much sought after and studied as a source of energy; occur naturally but not inexpensively. Various methods of releasing those components of water into an easily collectible form have been developed, but until now the fuel needed to produce the product has been more costly than the return on the investment. Now with the advent of the manufacturing process that uses the passive power of the sun, free; we have a system of manufacturing this greatly desired fuel for pennies; and the ROI is extremely high. To use a coined phrase, I'm gelling. I'm running in the Boston marathon next year and I'm going to drive out of Massachusetts with my first tank of Solar Cell produced Hydrogen Fuel and I'll be counting the minutes that it takes me to give those hydrogens back the the environment in which they naturally occur.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
The University of Technology in Sydney Australia has recently announced some rather good news for those interested in solving crimes where, the non-porous surfaces have made the detection of fingerprints difficult or impossible to collect. Such surfaces, such as skin, have made it near to impossible to detect finger marks. That is all about to change very quickly, according to the marvelous research that has been conducted in Sydney Australia. Isn't it marvelous that the nation that was originally founded as a prison for hardened criminals of the UK, will soon yield the most exciting news to come out of Criminal Science in the last hundred years. Dr. Spindler, pHd. the principle researcher says that latent finger-marks of any age can be detected, making the solving of cold cases a new and exciting possibility. Elliot Ness would be very proud indeed.
Sunday, June 5, 2011
Opening in theaters June 17 2011. The Green Lantern 3D: the rise of the Man hunters is based on the DC Comics hit the Green Lantern. Re envisioned in 1949 by DC Comics editor Julius Schwartz, of Batman and Superman fame, The green Lantern's hero Hal Reynolds, is recruited by a dying purple alien to take the ring that chooses its own owner with the stipulation that they must be able to overcome fear, and swear the oath to the lantern, to join the intergalactic legion of super heroes, the green Lantern Corps. Hal travels to the home planet of the alien AO, and trains as a green lantern guardian who must defend sector 2814 planets including earth, against the menace Parallax, Hal’s alter ego of the future, and enlists the help of other green lantern corps officers to protect earth from annihilation. See the exciting trailer here. http://greenlanternmovie.warnerbros.com/
The advent of the atomic bomb is the occasion of the name for the microscopic clothing item that women enjoy wearing on public beaches here in the United States. The 55th anniversary of the Atomic bomb test that occurred May 21st 2011 marks the end of an era associated with the coldest period of political brinkmanship that the world has ever known and yet we have managed to survive it with perhaps nothing more than our most modest of sensibilities unscathed. We've yet to have been caught with our pants completely down in the political arena, but as Americans here in the United States we suffer from the kind of nihilistic disassociation from political reality that few on this planet can afford to be found guilty of. Sporting, perhaps the second largest military on the planet we flex our political muscle at will. Brandishing our arms, which auspiciously regulate the arms pricing and rate of manufacture on the planet, we writhe in a death dance clamoring with indignant cry s for freedom and the right to express our political views freely and exploit those lesser food chain items with an impunity that bespeaks our fealty to any deity, perhaps other than Minerva or Mithra. Shaking out our arms is a pastime that regularly occupies the minds of both Statesmen and Generals preferring to let the peace making go the way of the victors of battles. Now the Afghan Chief-tons are beginning to stretch their legs and get a feeling of rising up taking note of the long term plan of the annexation of the homeland of the Arab and the annihilation of the body politic of Islam. The reality of the ownership of the desert sands which heretofore has been uncontested by US interests, is in fact the very land upon which the Generals of the US are so fervently inclined to mix with the blood of our Brother Arabs. We are coming and we shall make a noise which will clog the ears of the Persian gods that will not soon be forgotten in the land of the Camel and the date. The land where the bikini is shunned and the wearers of such things are condemned to death for tempting the weak desires of the men of the most repressive nations on earth. We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men & women are created equal and are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights: the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.