Sunday, January 31, 2016


HORROR 2016 - It’s too soon to tell yet, however the year 2016 shows promise for horror films. Still, it’s irritating that Hollywood recycles the same titles, over and over again. Here’s my short list of films (possibly) worth watching. 

Saturday, January 23, 2016


KEPPLER MEGASTRUCTURE DISCOVERY? - Kepler Telescope has identified curious dips in light in a distant star under observation. It was speculated to be an alien megastructure, but the story gets stranger still. Old images dating back to the 1890s show it was once noticeably brighter than it is today. This makes the theory of comet storms unlikely due to the steady predictable pattern. A theory surfaced about a partially collapsed megastructure constructed by a very advanced civilization. A Dyson Sphere, a hypothetical megastructure, is a solar collector which encompasses a star to harness its power. Such ideas are the stuff of science fiction legend. An energy hungry alien society harnessing star power to fuel its long-term survival. Every great story begins with ‘what if?’ … could humans have a distant alien neighbor in our cosmic neighborhood? I have no idea. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


1915 PAN PACIFIC - All aboard! An exhibit, titled 1915 Pan Pacific Exposition, can be seen until April 2016 at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. The display is a miniature railroad that passes through iconic imagery of San Francisco’s yesteryear. The Pan Pacific was a World Fair held along the north shore, to showcase reconstruction after the devastation incurred by the 1906 earthquake. If you’re a regular visitor to my blog check out pics from past conservatory exhibits including Chomp, Playland, Boomtown and Butterflies. Model trains wind their way through plants and recreations; such as the Tower of Jewels and Palace of Fine Arts; along with other features/ memorabilia. SIDE NOTE - You can visit buildings from the exposition that still stand in the city today such as the Palace of Fine Arts and Civic Auditorium. Another curious fact is the Legion of Honor is a replica of the French Pavilion featured in the Pan Pacific Exposition. If you’ve never been, a trip to the Conservatory of Flowers is worthwhile; to take a trip into the city’s colorful past.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


HOW TO (NOT) ENGAGE ON SOCIAL MEDIA  - This is a post for writers. When you're on social media, say something interesting, add value and/ or join the conversation. Be silly, controversial or disagree completely. When people write to you, respond. But whatever you do, don’t fall into the ‘buy my book’ trap. Tweet/ post/ share about books? Absolutely. Relentlessly spam about your book, the only one you’ve written, over, and over, and over … again? NO! Nobody wants to read the 85th post you just tweeted about your book. Seriously. Just don’t.  

Wednesday, January 6, 2016


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