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The joy of being prolific – notes from Asimov’s memoirs

“His notion of cracking an egg is to shoot a nuclear blast at it.” “Stay with me, Lepold, and don’t worry about them. Together we will recreate an empire…”  (from Foundation, by Isaac Asimov) When twenty-one year old Isaac Asimov … Continue reading

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First anniversary – what I learned from a year of blogging

Sometime in August last year, I clicked on Publish for my very first post, a tantalizingly (or so I thought) worded question – “What is The Hungry Boson?” In retrospect, throwing a question about something that no one has heard … Continue reading

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Old science-fiction and new research agree – paper is mightier than computer

“A paper computer?” said the general. He looked pained. “No, sir,” said Shuman patiently. “Not a paper computer. Simply a sheet of paper. General, would you be so kind to suggest a number?” “Seventeen,” said the general. “And you, Congressman?” … Continue reading

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Fictional choices

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” From conversation between Dumbledore and Harry, at the last chapter of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, by J. K. Rowling I recalled … Continue reading

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When does a hobbyist become a professional writer?

“You seem to want to write, so write… Even if only the people in your writing group read your memoirs or stories or novel, even if you only wrote your story so that one day your children would know what … Continue reading

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Guest post: Using fiction to explore realities for women in STEM

Originally posted on Tenure, She Wrote:
Today’s guest post is by blogger T.K. Flor, who has a PhD in physics. Ten years ago, Lawrence H. Summers, then president of Harvard University, sparked a controversy by attributing some of the under-representation…

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Stars and dreams

“I confess I do not know why, but looking at the stars always makes me dream.” Vincent van Gogh “Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it.” … Continue reading

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