#FiveSentenceFiction: Horizon (the Navigators)

"In space there is no horizon," the captain declares, in her intelligent voice, as much to herself as to the duty crew. You look at me, with the calm eyes of one who knows: soon the captain will read the instructions, and we will ready ourselves  for the long voyage, but only us two know how far we … Continue reading #FiveSentenceFiction: Horizon (the Navigators)

#WritersWednesday: His Hero is Marcel

It goes for colours, type-faces, places, objects, smiles, books… The human spirit is attracted, inspired, by “things”, in a fashion that appears random to the observer (“tastes and colours…” goes the French saying). But it isn’t. There are reasons for everything, and randomness is often a metaphor for “we can’t explain this”. Julian is attracted … Continue reading #WritersWednesday: His Hero is Marcel

#AtoZChallenge: April 24, 2013 ~ Uranium

 You are the most fatal chemical element found on earth, only preceded by plutonium, the byproduct (“waste”) of nuclear reactors.  In nature you are mostly the stable isotope Uranium-238, but your brother, Uranium-235, is much sought after by the sorcerers of nuclear fission since it “only” requires low-energy neutrons to trigger the chain reaction. Nuclear … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: April 24, 2013 ~ Uranium

#AtoZChallenge: April 5, 2013 ~ Euler and “e”

Euler and e  Leonhard Euler is a towering  figure of Mathematics and Physics in the 18th century, and one of the greatest mathematicians of all times.  Born in 15 April 1707 in Basel (Schweiz, Switzerland) Euler’s legacy includes “e” the Euler number, with pi one of the fundamental constants of mathematics, and volumes on infinitesimal … Continue reading #AtoZChallenge: April 5, 2013 ~ Euler and “e”