"What are you doing?" my Laddie pants, pulling up beside me as I pause my Garmin. "Book shopping." Drawing the cold March morning into my aerobically scorched lungs, I approach the glass-fronted hutch beside the trail. A Little Free Library appeared in our neighborhood last year, and I've been a devoted trader. "Ooh, look! You... Continue Reading →
Science News: NASA Confirms Liquid Water on Mars
The Martian hits theaters today! I’m suspending my usual policy of avoiding opening-day movie crowds and going this afternoon: Andy Weir + Ridley Scott x Matt Damon = too good to wait. But there’s also some exciting non-fiction news from the Red Planet this week. On Monday, NASA confirmed that its Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)... Continue Reading →
“The Martian” becomes a movie!
I'd been meaning to post a review of The Martian by Andy Weir for the last few months, but hadn't gotten around to it. Now I get to write something even more fun: the upcoming movie adaptation! Weir's novel hits the big screen in October, and the trailer looks fantastic. The book's simple premise belies its sophistication and... Continue Reading →