Not everyone who successfully impacts the hearts and minds of one generation will carry that currency of influence into the generations that follow. -Neil deGrasse Tyson in Reflections on Carl Sagan’s COSMOS
Things that you see when you’re 3 and 6 and 10 and 12 wind up in your fiction in your 30s…
I’ve had this Neil Gaiman speech in my “to watch” list for a couple days and just got around to watching it. This should be something you watch at least once a month.
I saw this live at TEDxNASA this year. As I’ve said before, I’ve been to both TEDxNASA events and didn’t love them. This talk however is outstanding. There are so many great concepts in this 18 mins.
I’ve been working on a book for about 2 months now with a working title “A New Kind of Hero”. It was originally going to be entirely based on the Google Lunar X PRIZE but has been broadened in scope a little (okay, a lot) to include heroes outside of that particular competition. This wasContinue reading “An update on my book”
My friend Chris has launched a new blog: ParentalTech – The tech blog for parents He’s a great writer, parent, and techie. Should make a good combo.
“A good student can get a good education anywhere that has a decent library and a handful of good teachers—which is the most you ever get in the Ivy League or other high-reputation schools.” – Orson Scott Card
I was sitting with someone yesterday who knows I’m an avid reader and asked what my “favorite” books are. Well, there’s like 100, but here’s my must read shortlist: Non-fiction On Intelligence by Jeff Hawkins. This is hands down the most fascinating book I’ve read in years. Small is the new big by Seth GodinContinue reading “My must read list”
I just finished Empire by Orsen Scott Card and thoroughly enjoyed it. Orsen is interviewed on it and the upcoming video game. He also talks about how this book is the first in a series. Wired did a good interview with him as well. <embed name=”efp” bgcolor=”000000″ pluginspage=”http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer” type=”application/x-shockwave-flash” src=”http://www.ifilm.com/efp” flashvars=”flvbaseclip=2801749&” height=”365″ align=”middle” quality=”high” width=”448″>Continue reading “Orsen Scott Card Talks about Empire”