Category Archives: Video

martini-drinking robot minions

Awhile ago, I wrote about the robots (Stormtroompas) working behind the scenes at the San Jose Mercury News. It would be great, I thought at the time, to capture these things on video. So I did. Here, for your amusement, is … Continue reading

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A little lemon love

A couple of good lemon recipes One of my favorite cakes to make, containing a few of my favorite things: zucchini, olive oil and lemons. Zucchini Cake with Crunchy Lemon Glaze With eggs, almonds, cream and lemons, this frittata-cum-tart is … Continue reading

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After the apocalypse, I’ll still be able to rock

A few days after the apocalypse, your iPod will find its last utility as a projectile, ineffectually fending off the feral dogs for about 25 seconds–and that’s if you haven’t opted for the Shuffle or something similar lacking heft. I’ve … Continue reading

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Learning about fear with rats and Legos

As I wrote in my last post, fear can be a real problem for writers. So much so that there’s actually a book on how writers can overcome it, called The Courage to Write by Ralph Keyes. But fear isn’t … Continue reading

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Awesome words

First of all, I need to talk about “awesome.” It’s a lofty word, brought low. Awe describes an overwhelming sense of wonder, mixed with dread and fear. It’s a word more suited to describing enchantment or mystical, non-ordinary states of … Continue reading

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Otter things have happened, it’s a big universe

Nads is on a roll and I thought I’d share a set of my own loose associations triggered after my facebook status update netted a comment by an astronomer. My original caption: “See, otters. OR It otter be illegal to … Continue reading

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Although it sounds like an unpleasant way to take dictation, this weighty sounding word has a pedestrian meaning. It is the act of sneezing. The National Institutes of Health says sneezes are triggered when the mucous lining of your nose … Continue reading

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