In Defense of Daydreaming

daydream, thinking, wondering

Mind wandering frees our mind to make new connections, have fresh ideas, and even solve problems that the focused mind has difficulty doing. Scientists such as Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton revered the capability of the wandering mind. The researcher Felicity Mellon criticizes the current atmosphere of collaborative research believing it doesn't value the importance of … Continue reading In Defense of Daydreaming

Cultural Evolution

The Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection We think that we have a decent understanding of how biology evolves over time. A certain group, a certain population, has a set of traits. With each successive generation, new traits will appear due to random genetic mutations. If these gene mutations result in traits that make the … Continue reading Cultural Evolution

Review of Seventh Son: Tales of Alvin Maker, Part 1 by Orson Scott Card

audiobook, hatrack river

Why I Chose this Book After the last audiobook I listened to, which was a nonfiction book, I thought to myself “I think stories, especially fiction probably work best with audiobooks.” No surprise. I then decided to look for a fiction audiobook, either fantasy or sci-fi, on overdrive.com. I’ve listened to Orson Scott Card books … Continue reading Review of Seventh Son: Tales of Alvin Maker, Part 1 by Orson Scott Card

Captain Science: Fantastic Adventure Stories-Tracking the Flying Saucers

Golden Age Comics, aliens, Youth Magazine, Fantastic Adventures

Read the first comic story of Captain Science: Fantastic Adventure Stories. This Golden Age comic tells the beginning of the adventures of Gordon Dane aka Captain Science and his assistant RIP Gary. The comic was first published in Youthful Magazine in 1950. This comic is in the public domain. I got the idea to add … Continue reading Captain Science: Fantastic Adventure Stories-Tracking the Flying Saucers

New Blogging Game Plan: How I Might Make the Sausage

typing, writing, planning

I am thinking about trying something different. Ideally, I would like some of my posts to be long finished pieces. This mostly applies to posts in which I have done some research . Part of this reasoning is I don’t want to publish posts with unanswered questions that do already have answers. It feels lazy. … Continue reading New Blogging Game Plan: How I Might Make the Sausage

Travel the World: Spacebuckler by Alexander Nakarada

mountains, traveling

Traveling provides new experiences, new stories, and a sense of  adventure. Reach beyond the confines of your home and experience the world. “A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes This video has videos of experiences from Australia to India set to … Continue reading Travel the World: Spacebuckler by Alexander Nakarada

A Race Back Home: The Lagoon by Alexander Nakarada

YouTube, Vimeo, Serpentsounds studios

In this video a man finds himself transported to another world. Forced to enter into a race, he must outmaneuver his rivals to get back home. This video features the royalty free music of Alexander Nakarada set to a short film/commercial for the Volkswagen GTI created by the Chinese director Kaism Lim. Like, comment, share, … Continue reading A Race Back Home: The Lagoon by Alexander Nakarada

Flight School: Four Seasons by Alexander Nakarada

fighter pilot, fighter jet, U.S. Airforce

This is a compilation of flight videos including scenes from the U.S. Air Force TV documentary BLUE and moments from the Battle of Midway from World War II set to the royalty-free song Four Seasons by Alexander Nakarada. "The most beautiful dream that has haunted the heart of man since Icarus is today reality." — … Continue reading Flight School: Four Seasons by Alexander Nakarada

Review of The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye-View of the World by Michael Pollan

audiobook, A plan'ts-eye view of the world, Michael Pollan

Why I Chose this Book My book choice can feel sporadic sometimes. At one point, I determined that my book selection should be more deliberate. I should read books that align with the goals in my life. One of them is to further my science knowledge and understanding. So, I decided that the next audiobook … Continue reading Review of The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s Eye-View of the World by Michael Pollan

Broken A Short Outer Space Short Film: The Story by Alexander Nakarada

spacecraft, space mission, outer space

My video, Broken A Short Outer Space Short Film: The Story by Alexander Nakarada. A man is on a space mission, but he is forced to face a tough decision. Video made from the short film Broken by Enrique Urquia and the royalty-free music of Alexander Nakarada via SerpentSound Studios. View, like, share, comment,and subscribe! … Continue reading Broken A Short Outer Space Short Film: The Story by Alexander Nakarada