Category Archives: being a writer

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The Dream

He woke, heart racing, breathless, wet with sweat, in the starlit time before dawn. He shuddered when something touched his arm. It was his wife. “Again?” she asked, rolling her belly onto him. Soon she would bear his first child. … Continue reading

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Please be Patient: Friday’s ‘Science’ Post is Coming

It’s been a hectic week, and it’s not over yet. The regularly-scheduled post is almost, but not quite, ready. I should have it ready in another hour. If not, it’ll probably show up in about 10 hours. I have got … Continue reading

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LIGO/Virgo: Another First

Another gravitational wave observation gave scientists the best evidence yet about one aspect of merging stars. On August 17, 2017, folks with the LIGO/Virgo collaboration observed three clusters of gravitational waves. This time astronomers found an infrared, visible, and X-ray … Continue reading

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Navel-Gazing in August

Someone said “write what you know.” It was definitely Mark Twain, Ernest Hemingway, Nathan Englander, or somebody else. I’ve mostly seen the quote applied to writing fiction. Apparently some folks assume that it means authors should only write stories about … Continue reading

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