A New System

I hate that I put five years of work into a book that may never see the light of day. It sits there on my hard drive, lonely and sad. And for awhile I was sad too. However, I learned some things after five years of hard work. 1. Have a plan! Do not just... Continue Reading →

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Novel Research: AeroGarden Update

Sad news. The petunias are now deceased. Despite their initial good health, they were not immune to the evil green slime, and like the twinkle phlox and stock before them, finally succumbed. Below, the beginnings of their death throes. The poor things turned yellow and withered away. And the green slime consumed their remains. A... Continue Reading →

Novel Research: AeroGarden Update

The petunias have sprouted! See? Adorable! Unfortunately, the stock and twinkle phlox are facing an untimely disposal in my trashcan. They are both covered in a nasty green slime and bits of hairy mold. I've done all I can for them (which was nothing), and now it's time to admit defeat. Oh well. The green... Continue Reading →

Novel Research: AeroGarden

Remember my soy milk adventure? I have now embarked on a new research adventure. NASA has already been working on ways to grow food in zero-G for the long trip to Mars. One of their projects involves an inflatable frame for growing food aeroponically. I have have been using aeroponics extensively in my novel. Growing... Continue Reading →

Novel Research: Google Earth

I have done a lot of research for the novel I'm writing, and it is especially difficult since I care about scientific details. That means I'm doing a lot of research about Mars. At the moment I am sorting through a collection of factoids about atmospheric pressure, soil toxicity, static electricity, and calendar systems for... Continue Reading →

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