Weekend Diversion: The Horror And Beauty of California’s Wildfires (Synopsis)

“the way to create art is to burn and destroy ordinary concepts and to substitute them with new truths that run down from the top of the head and out of the heart” –Charles Bukowski When it comes to destructive forces that are also mesmerizing and impossible to look away from, it’s hard to compete … Read moreWeekend Diversion: The Horror And Beauty of California’s Wildfires (Synopsis)

Weekend Diversion: The Year In Miniatures (Synopsis)

“I’d rather create a miniature painting than a Taj Mahal of a book.” –Mohsin Hamid Life is big and intimidating in a lot of ways, but sometimes it’s the small things that make us feel the most vulnerable, powerful, fragile or alive. Have a listen to KT Tunstall as she sings her song, Miniature Disasters, while you consider … Read moreWeekend Diversion: The Year In Miniatures (Synopsis)

Weekend Diversion: The Living Bridges Of India (Synopsis)

“Your problem is to bridge the gap which exists between where you are now and the goal you intend to reach.” –Earl Nightingale When you think about the obstacles facing us in the world today, it’s easy to look to advances in technology as the panacea. If there are waterways that need crossing, you’ll build … Read moreWeekend Diversion: The Living Bridges Of India (Synopsis)

Weekend Diversion: The Ultimate Science in your Science Fiction (Synopsis)

“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” –Isaac Asimov Yet it’s that intersection — of science with our day-to-day lives, our imaginations, our hopes, fears and dreams — that’s going to be the thing that drives us towards a scientifically literate future. Have a listen … Read moreWeekend Diversion: The Ultimate Science in your Science Fiction (Synopsis)

Weekend Diversion: The astronomer who brought us the Universe (Synopsis)

“Her will tells nearly all. She left an estate worth $314.91, mostly in Liberty Bonds, with a few items such as a desk valued at $5. She never married and had few living relatives. She also left behind a legacy of a great astronomical discovery.” –Jeremy Bernstein, on Henrietta Leavitt Today is International Women’s Day, … Read moreWeekend Diversion: The astronomer who brought us the Universe (Synopsis)

Weekend Diversion: Spock and the legacy of Star Trek (Synopsis)

“An ancestor of mine maintained that when you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” -Mr. Spock, Star Trek Sometimes the truth is hard to handle on its own, so we resort to fiction to make it a little easier to swallow. Have a listen to Summer Fiction’s song, By The Sea, … Read moreWeekend Diversion: Spock and the legacy of Star Trek (Synopsis)