Space Windows and Ham Sandwiches and Free eBooks

It’s the little things in life. As more and more research is poured into how we humans could seriously go to Mars in the not too distant future, all signs point to the biggest factor of success or failure will not be the machinery that controls air and water, the rocket engines, the flight trajectory … Continue reading Space Windows and Ham Sandwiches and Free eBooks

Brick Joke

I went to a book talk recently at the Boston Athenæum about "The Brick Moon," a novella by American writer Edward Everett Hale, published serially in The Atlantic Monthly in 1869. It was as much about politics of the day as it was about anything else, but this story contains many topics that are now … Continue reading Brick Joke