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Revolt on Mars

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In an earlier post, Inspiration, I mentioned how I came to consider a novel based on a revolution on Mars. This is hardly a new idea, but I spent a lot of time researching Martian geography and considering the economics of colonizing Mars. To some the colonization of Mars is a categorical imperative. To others […]

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Thanksgiving 2017

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Today is a day to give thanks. I am thankful for many things and many people, far too many to list. Most of my blessings revolve around family. To all my family I send thanks for all they do to make my life overflow with blessings. Of more relevance to this blog, I am thankful […]

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Hunting submarines

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During part of my checkered past I was a Naval Aviator specializing in hunting submarines. Our Air Group flew off USS Wasp which had a very early computerized ASW management system. No submarine on Earth could hide from us. The economics of dedicating a carrier task force to hunt a single submarine plus the end […]