Author Archives: tkflor

Lighthearted takes on fiction and physics

Two comics by John Atkinson, thirst-editions and simplified-physics. Advertisements

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Richard Feynman’s 100th birthday

“There are two types of genius. Ordinary geniuses do great things, but they leave you room to believe that you could do the same if only you worked hard enough. Then there are magicians, and you can have no idea … Continue reading

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BBC royal wedding blunder (updated)

Fans of royal weddings might enjoy the BBC’s attempt to educate the rest of the world about what to expect on May 19, 2018: A non-Brit’s guide to Meghan and Harry’s wedding (BBC, May 7, 2018). Can you spot the … Continue reading

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Story Elements: Core, World, Setting

C-3PO tells the story of the Rebellion to the Ewoks After trying to get to the root of readers’ satisfaction with a story, I found that a better understanding of what a story is might be in order. On its … Continue reading

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March For Our Lives – Princeton, 2018

See full size (3.6 MB, opens in a new tab) Credits: photography and collage – my son.

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This is not a time to keep silent

      It’s time to mourn and weep for the dead in Florida, time to try to help the wounded to recover. It’s not a time to keep silence. It’s time to speak, again and again until lawmakers face … Continue reading

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2017 is drawing to a close

Finally, 2017 is drawing to a close. I can’t say that it was one of the better years to look back at. This is why I’m not going to do any “2017 in …”, but just post a few pictures … Continue reading

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