Haunted Hangouts

The little girl in me is just jumping up and down. It’s October! Time to dress up in costumes and go trick or treating. I’ve always loved Halloween and got really creative with my costumes. One year, I was a book worm. I dressed all in green, wore fake glasses (I didn’t need them for […]

Fantasy Hotels Take You To Your Imagination

A few weeks ago, I saw this article on Yahoo! about the “World’s Weirdest Hotels” and a little later, I saw in an issue of Endless Vacation and article about “one-of-a-kind hotels. But what really drew me to these articles was that a lot of these hotels had genre themes. Imagine going on a vacation […]

Science Fiction Out of the Box

The other night I finished reading Michael Crichton’s novel, Next. And it got me to thinking. 1. Is this book truly a novel? Although interesting, entertaining and all the other things a good read should be, it felt more like a collection of interconnected short stories. There really was no primary story or plot to […]

Fish Are Friends, Not Food

What is it about sharks that fascinates us so? Is it the empty stare? The robotic efficiency with which they kill? Is it some ancient memory of fear? I don’t know, but they sure are popular. The first week of August is Shark Week and Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga is celebrating the Discovery Channel event […]

Seven Degrees of Douglas Adams

July is Hitchhiker’s Month, so I thought it would be a good time to honor the late Douglas Adams and pay tribute to his work. Born in March 1952, Adams was best known for his popular creation, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (HHGG). Telling the story of a rather ordinary human thrust into a […]

The Art of Science

It has come to my attention that a number of artists are using science as an inspiration for art, and not in the traditional way that illustrators of science fiction novels have for decades. No, these artists are using science as an integral part of their body of work. Take for example, “Angel of the […]