The Day I Met Leonard Nimoy

I was never a Trekkie – never religiously followed the series, never went to Star Trek conventions – but I watched my share of the original shows. There was no question which character was my favorite. The very rational, understated … Continue reading

Fan Mail

For a relatively obscure blog like this one, I get a surprising number of appreciative comments from readers. It’s wonderful to know that I’m having an impact. So I thought I would post some of my favorite fan mail.   … Continue reading

Remarkable Books

These are books I’ve read within the past 20 years or so that I consider remarkable in one way or another. They have given me new ideas and genuinely fresh insights, changed the way I view the world, or left … Continue reading

Earth’s Water as a Sphere

A brilliant data visualization by Pjotr Theebe, posted on Facebook by Anonymous ART of the Revolution. The picture shows the size of a sphere that would contain all of Earth’s water in comparison to the size of the Earth. The … Continue reading