Tag Archives: John C. Brewer

Drone Killings, Smite Weapons, and the Vital Importance of Science Fiction

The first known attack by a United States drone occurred on June 18, 2004. A Hellfire missile launched from a modified Predator drone over Pakistan killed Nek Muhammad Wazir and two children. Nek was suspected of harboring Al Qaeda fugitives … Continue reading

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Fringe: Sometimes Television Can Be Worthwhile

I tend to stay away from television. I’ve got probably, 300 channels. You probably to do. Or more. And let’s face it, there’s usually very little worth watching. Though the bandwidth is packed to the gills How It’s Made is usually the … Continue reading

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Red States vs Blue States

This last election left us reeling as a nation. We’ve always been a divided land. Go back to the Revolution and you’ll find the colonies divided between those loyal to England and those ready to split away. We were divided … Continue reading

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My Challenge to the World – End North Korea

I read a gut-wrenching story today. It told of a North Korean family that had escaped into China only to be captured and jailed by Chinese police. The guard took pity on the family and ordered them a Korean meal … Continue reading

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Where Has All the Crichton Gone?

I loved Michael Crichton’s writing. I can still remember a hundred years ago (it seems like!) watching The Andromeda Strain on television. That was back in the day of three channels, UHF, and “rabbit-ears” but the movie, made long before … Continue reading

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NASA Legend, Ed Buckbee, and Education In the 21st Century

One of the cool things about living in Huntsville, Alabama is that you never know who you will run into. My friend and colleague Ron Phillips, owner of Digital Radiance, lived next door to Konrad Dannenberg, one of Dr. Werner … Continue reading

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The Moody Blues, Still Singing in a Rock ‘n Roll Band

Isn’t life strange, A turn of the page A book without light, Unless with love we write. To throw it away, To lose just a day. The quicksand of time, You know it makes me want to cry, cry, cry… … Continue reading

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The Randomness of Life. Or Not.

I read a very sobering article this morning. Sobering. Sad. Powerful. It appeared in the March 10 issue of Science News and is titled, Scars from harsh early years linger. The article detailed a study of Romanian orphans who spent … Continue reading

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Getting Over The Sales Hump In Indie Publishing

An amazing thing happened this morning. Perhaps you can relate. I was driving to work and I hit all the lights green. However, that doesn’t tell the half of it. While this happens to some of us every now and … Continue reading

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Don’t Live In A Cage

Motorcycles are a lot of fun to ride. They’re also good on gas. My BMW R1150RT gets about 50 mpg. Sure, there’s the cold, and the heat, and the rain. And it’s dangerous. Well, more dangerous than driving in a … Continue reading

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