Doesn’t seem possible, right? I mean assembly lines in the European Dark Ages? Yes. Technological innovation did not come to a halt after the fall of the Western Roman Empire in the 5th Century AD. It crawled, in some ways went backward, and in other ways forward. We need to define terms first. The time period I’m talking about is between the 5th to the … Continue reading Assembly Lines in the Dark Ages
Eye Catching Cover The cover art for The Apprentice Stone is complete! A shout-out to the artist who did a wonderful job. I would recommend Rebeca from RebecaCovers to anyone because she is flexible, quick, and talented. Mysterious Elements The knight on the cover is the main character Francisco when he’s in his early thirties. Francisco is 12 to 16 in this novel. The castle in the fog behind him is Almovodar … Continue reading Cover Art Ready!
I have changed my pen name from Justin Tyme to Darrell Newton. The reasons are various, and the best reason is that I’m not always on time. Since the name Justin Late is already used and the name Justin Is Late Again For The Thirteenth Time won’t fit on my driver’s license, I’ll have to use the name given to me at birth. Continue reading Name Change
I received first place in the Short Story category in the 2016 Regional Writing Awards – University of Akron Wayne College for my fantasy short story “Sapling of Gardak.” The awards are part of an annual Wayne College Writer’s Workshop that our local writing group (Wayne Novelist Guild) attends. This year, members of our group won five of the nine award placements. Poetry Roberta Angerman … Continue reading First Place Short Story Regional Award
Those lucky enough to be in parts of Southeast Asia will be able to see a total solar eclipse on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 between the hours of 2300 and 2600 GMT (6 and 9 p.m. EST) with the period of totality between 2538 and 2542 GMT (8:38 and 8:42 p.m EST). The area of totality will be a nearly 100-mile wide path shown above. … Continue reading Total Solar Eclipse – March 8, 2016
(Thanks to Greg Killian for his wit and courage in posting this.) Continue reading Robot Lives Matter (Parody)
The engineers at Boston Dynamics have done it again, and this time with a video that will make you feel sorry for the robots. The new Atlas humanoid robot is “designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings,” Boston Dynamics wrote in a description of the video posted on YouTube. Weighing in at 180 lbs (82 kg) and standing 5’9″ (1.75 m) tall, its a slimmer … Continue reading The Rise and Fall of the Machines