Monthly Archive: July 2007

Drinking at Nasa, Ted Kennedy, blogging 79-year-olds and our future in space 2

Drinking at Nasa, Ted Kennedy, blogging 79-year-olds and our future in space

I live near Houston, and anything to do with NASA makes the headlines here (when there are no hurricanes or Enrons to distract us). My father used to chase Apollo rocket stages down in...

bookrev: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling 4

bookrev: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Ulitmate Kudos: An exciting ending to a classic series Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is an excellent end to an extraordinary series. Picking up with the search for the Horcruxes that Voldemort locked...

bookrev: The Takers by R.W. Ridley

bookrev: The Takers by R.W. Ridley

5 stars: Fast-paced ride in a new YA Horror series; winner of the 2006 IPPY for Horror We killed the retarded boy. He took his own life, but we killed him just the same....

bookrev: Dragons of the Highlord Skies by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman 0

bookrev: Dragons of the Highlord Skies by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

The Lost Chronicles, Volume II Great fantasy, great continuation after reading the first volume Dragons of the Highlord Skies is a great fantasy novel; as my friend Jen commented on my review of the...

Human Weapon on the History Channel 3

Human Weapon on the History Channel

The History Channel’s new show, Human Weapon, combines three things I enjoy: martial arts, history and physics. The show takes Jason Chambers, a Mixed Martial Arts fighter, and Bill Duff, a wrestler and former...

Every family has a Harry Potter story… 1

Every family has a Harry Potter story…

The Internet is teeming this week with stories of Harry Potter spoilers, Harry Potter predictions, even claims that Harry Potter has not influenced literacy (a claim eloquently refuted by my friend Paul Levinson). While...

my book at The Bleep Store 0

my book at The Bleep Store

My novel, Dusk Before the Dawn, is now available at The Bleep Store. The Bleep Store is brought to you by the same folks who produced the classic movie, What the Bleep Do We...

bookrev: Dragons of the Dwarven Depths by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman 5

bookrev: Dragons of the Dwarven Depths by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

The Lost Chronicles Volume 1 3 stars: A nice read, but needs intro summary and a couple of plot problems fixed Even though I have read many of R.A. Salvatore’s novels (the other Wizards...

One month of Taiji and five years of Karate under my belts 5

One month of Taiji and five years of Karate under my belts

My novel, Dusk Before the Dawn, has characters whose daily rituals involve martial arts training. My son and I trained and studied Soo Bahk Do Moo Duk Kwan (a Korean martial art) for five...

bookrev: An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 by Rick Atkinson 1

bookrev: An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943 by Rick Atkinson

Ultimate Kudos: Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and deservedly so World War II has always held a fascination for me: the global scale, the impact on world politics and powers of today, the coming...

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