June 6, 2012
As many of you may already know, Ray Bradbury passed away today at the age of 91. His works have stimulated our minds, inspired us to look into the future and allowed us to lose ourselves in the depth of his storytelling. Unlike many other wonderful writers who often leave us wanting more only to find we have devoured all they had created, Mr. Bradbury prolific career left hundreds of stories in which we can continue to enjoy and delve into his boundless imagination for many years to come.
What are your favorites? What do you remember of the man and his writings?
Below are 3 articles I have collected today from the expanse of pieces remembering the man. I think they provide some memorable insights into the person he was, his writings and his ability to envision the not too distant future.
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May 28, 2012
For any of you who’ve had politics come between you and your family this article is one I’m sure many of us can relate to. Sit down, read it through, take a deep breath and think about picking up the phone.
My dad is conservative. I’m not. For our relationship to survive, we had to stop talking politics.
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March 18, 2012
Scientists at Cambridge University prove that in this video, using Lego robots to create artificial bones. Making the bone structures is time-consuming and extremely repetitive, making it a great job for robots. It’s a task that could be done by expensive, specialized bots, but as we see here, robotics doesn’t always have to be so complicated. “The importance in science is the creativity in going forward,” Cambridge lecturer Michelle Oyen says in the video. “It’s not exactly what tools you use to get there.”
December 11, 2011
Stepping away from politics, the constant arguments, the inevitable frustrations I offer up a trade, at least for a while, of some inspiring realism. I stumbled upon this on a subscriber’s blog, “The Millennial Woman”. It’s a piece by Sarah Kay, a performance poet, dispensing advice advice to her future daughter, what to do when life knocks you down.
For anyone facing the trials of these tough economic circumstances or knows of someone who is simply in need of a few positive words, find a bit of time and listen to, at least, the first 4 minutes. Allow yourself a view of a different perspective that just may lead to some positive steps forward.
If you have any problems viewing the video you can find it here.