A few years ago, I heard a report that scientists had developed a Cloud City concept for colonizing Venus. The report was short on detail, though, so this author had no idea how such a plan would work, and the knowledge did her little good over the intervening years except to linger as a potential … Continue reading One Ticket to Venus, Please!
This article is the first in a five part series about the skill of adding depth to fiction. ‘The mind that thought of light, heavy, grey, yellow, still, swift also conceived of magic that would make heavy things light and able to fly, turn grey lead into yellow gold, and the still rock into a swift water. If it could do … Continue reading Depth in Fiction, Part One: The Desperate Need for Magic, Myth, and Mystery
Okay, technically, this fish wasn’t smiling. But at least it stayed quiet long enough for to be photographed before being released. No, readers, your eyes are not deceiving you. That is, indeed, a twenty pound goldfish. Not a real goldfish, like the pets kept in household fish tanks. This one appears to be a butterfly … Continue reading “The Snack that Smiles Back”
Check out the link to learn more about the priests who lived through the bombing of Hiroshima at the close of World War II: How Jesuit Priests Survived the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb Thanks to the Rosary By Billy Ryan December 17, 2018 When the Enola Gay dropped the first ever wartime use of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima, … Continue reading The Priests Who Survived the Atomic Bomb Dropped on Hiroshima
Happy Feast of the Annunciation, readers! The video tells the story of a series of apparitions which took place in Vailankanni in the 16th century. Known as the “Lourdes of the East,” the shrine has been largely overlooked in the West. It is a popular pilgrimage destination in the East, however. Even non-Catholics come to … Continue reading Our Lady of Vailankanni
Take a look at this great piece by K. M. Weiland: How to Find Your Thematic Principle MARCH 18, 2019 by K.M. WEILAND | @KMWEILAND There are words I think of as “infinite words.” These are words that express more, in their essence, than we can ever quite seem to explain. They’re the words of poetry. … Continue reading Reposted: How to Find Your Thematic Principle
…Or so the saying goes. Meet Saga, a young Swedish girl who discovered an ancient sword while swimming. Archaeologists swept the area after her discovery, so Saga couldn’t discuss the sword with anyone for a while. Luckily, that ban was lifted some months ago, and she was able to talk about her find here: 8-Year-Old … Continue reading The Lady of the Lake Has Chosen Once More….