Author Archives: herndy

The Global Seed Vault

I just found out about the Global Seed Vault in Svalbard today. It reminds me of a novel that one of the denizens of this very blog was writing at one point. You know who you are! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Svalbard_Global_Seed_Vault Also, I … Continue reading

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Yes, and…

I just Googled “Yes, and…” And the second result was this. I do post more often when I’m procrastinating. Why do you ask?

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Wrongra

Wrongra. Wrong-ra! Pronunciation: rong-ruh. I don’t know how to make diacritical marks in html, do you? Pronounced like the word ‘wrong’ with a ‘ruh’ on the end. Have you heard this expression? It means “wrongest, most wrong,” or “wronger than … Continue reading

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Shocking revelations

Let’s get something out in the open. The biggest revelation in this article was not that Tom Cruise wanted custom nickel-plating and cherry-red paint on his motorcycle. It was this: Oscar-winning screenwriter Paul Haggis got his start writing scripts for … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Page Two and Page Nothing

I liked this short article about Aaron Sorkin’s writing process. Some say you shouldn’t get too interested in other writers’ rituals.  What if you decide that you need to drink a ton to bring out your genius, like Hemingway or … Continue reading

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Space Battleship Yamato

When I was young I spent my afternoons and summers in a daycare facility-slash-summer camp run by Southern Baptists.   If it was hot, we’d play baseball or go to the playground or the pool, but if it was cold … Continue reading

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