childhood, exploration, science

Experimentum Periculosum

Continuing with Hippocrates’ pithy philosophical statement, we find that experiment is dangerous. As I am working in a chemistry lab, I have to say that indeed, it is. Even tried and true methods will occasionally fail, and many use dangerous chemicals in the course of carrying out an assay. But yet, we continue. Safety is… Read More Experimentum Periculosum

exploration, fiction, Gender, Military

Review: Elizabeth of Starland

So in one of life’s gentle ironies, Alma Boykin reviewed one of my books this week, when I was planning to review hers. We hadn’t talked about it beforehand, nor did I realize that today is the launch day for her new book in the Colplatschki series. You can’t write coincidences like this in fiction,… Read More Review: Elizabeth of Starland