The Glowing Blue Core. Every spaceship needs one. You just can’t have any kind of serious interplanetary venture without some large glowing cylinder in the heart of a spacecraft, preferably with teams of engineers busily working at surrounding data consoles, silent and unhurried — yet industrious — saying things to each other like “stabilize auxiliary wilberding condensate,” or “neutrino flux at optimum 4-symmetry.” And all the while the Glowing Core, probably blue, issues an unearthly low hum, only hinting at the awesome forces swirling within.
Glowing cores are my passion. Unfortunately, there aren’t any around except the fission variety, and those are kind of lame in my opinion. So while we wait for the Large Hadron Collider to give us the meaningful break from the entrenched Standard Model of particle physics that will launch us into Star Trek (or prove once and for all that Trek is totally impossible), let’s do some blogging. This is my blog of science-fiction, politics and math. I’m working on a couple of big projects right now, so I’m only going to write sporadically. I’m new to blogging, and I admit I feel kind of dorky streaming thoughts to WordPress, but I’m going to give it a go. And I’m going to end each post with a quote from one of my favorite sci-fi movies. Because really, there’s nothing I can say that Bill Paxton hasn’t already said better. In case you haven’t been keeping up on current events, we just got our asses kicked!