Celebrate

Out with the old and in with the new…

Out with the old and in with the new. It’s a saying that so many will say when it’s time for a change. Well… I think many people will agree with me. 2016 was the year from hell on multiple levels.

C'est la vie, 2016!

C’est la vie, 2016! 2017, come in & wipe away the misery.

Let’s for a moment completely ignore the world political stage and just imagine that Brexit never happened and that Trump is still just a TV host of some bizarre show about making money. (BTW, I’ve never watched that show and never will.)

Within my home country of New Zealand, 2016 saw multiple earthquakes, massive ones that have changed the landscape of the country forever. Just when we thought that it was all over, it would start up again. Six years of quakes… And the scary thing about all of it is that we’ve become desensitized to them. Now we need to experience big ones before anyone actually react; we get a 5.0 and we just carry on with our coffee and conversations. It’s odd how it happens, but you can honestly tell who the locals are and who is from out of town — just look for the ones diving under the tables.Read More

The North Pole is in Antarctica…

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I figured out where Santa\'s Workshop is located.
(First aired live on KLRNRadio, Saturday, December 23, 2016)

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The Great Star Trek Vs Star Wars Debate

< p style=\"text-align: justify;\">It was incredibly important that I finish out the year in style and the release of Rogue One in cinemas provided me with the perfect opportunity that I couldn\'t resist. So those of us at KLRNRadio just had to debate the merits of Star Wars and Star Trek on live radio. < p style=\"text-align: center;\"> Star Wars vs Star Trek (First aired live on KLRNRadio, Saturday, December 17, 2016) < p style=\"text-align: justify;\">

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Weapons of Star Trek and Star Wars: Some are Just Around the Corner

So the new episode of Conversations in Science has aired but I\'m still waiting for the domain transfer to happen. Dilemma: What is a girl to do? Well, stuff it. For the sake of the radio show, I\'m posting the related post anyway and I\'ll worry about possible broken links later.

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p style=\"text-align: justify;\">With the upcoming release of Rogue One, the latest movie in the Star Wars franchise, I couldn\'t resist doing a show about the weapons in Star Wars. I had written a post about this before for Dan Koboldt\'s Science in Science Fiction series, but it\'s just not the same as hearing about it.

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Weapons of Star Wars & Star Trek: Fact or Fiction
(First Aired on KLRNRadio, Monday, December 5, 2016)

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NaNoWriMo Aftermath and Moving…

My regular readers will know that I’ve been taking part in the NaNoWriMo challenge for the month of November. Well, today is the 30th of November where I am and I have news… nanowrimo_2016_webbanner_winnerNot only have I successfully completed the NaNoWriMo challenge of writing at least 50,000 words in one month, but I have also met my own personal challenge — to write the first draft of my new novel in its entirety. Well, sort of. I have a complete story. I have a beginning, lots of middle and an end. I know all the twists and turns. I know who dies when and who lives until the very end. I have a full story. But there are large chunks — whole scenes — still missing, simply because I was unable to see the full sequence of destruction. But I still view it as a win, simply because I know this manuscript will need to be totally rewritten and now I can do that. (I hope.)Read More