Formulaic Writing

I use formulas for my writing. Once I find a healthy formula, I stretch it around, changing a variable here; doubling a variable there. Think of it like wrapping your hands in tight gloves, then wriggling your fingers—looking for the tension in the fabric. This is what my brain likes to do. While this is … Continue reading Formulaic Writing

Does Sci-fi Inspire Science? Or Science Inspire Sci-fi?

https://youtu.be/1rQzq5t44Q8?t=40m13s @40:13, "How much do you think sci-fi influences science?" Quite a lot, actually... Even now, I think there's something similar about them; because they're both about imagination... it's about letting your mind wander, distant worlds, subatomic realms... I still love science fiction. The science fiction readers of today become the scientists of tomorrow. The … Continue reading Does Sci-fi Inspire Science? Or Science Inspire Sci-fi?

AI in the 2018 Budding Family Household

Chase and are getting married this year. We plan on having kids after that. We're already buying the occasional children's book. 🤖 Now let's talk about artificial intelligence! https://twitter.com/k_mckenzie/status/992902625568870400 Our neighbors had a garage sale, with one of those oh-so-irresistible small etageres that fit any-and-everywhere—the cherry-stained wood that seems expensive anywhere else, yet is reasonably … Continue reading AI in the 2018 Budding Family Household