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Now you follow me... Now you don't.... Thanks FB

Many of you probably realize that Facebook is on a quest to clean up accounts with fake names. It has something to do with advertising…..it’s been explained to me…. 137 more words


Christopher Priest and George R. Stewart

The last few weeks have brought some interesting comments and communications from several places.  A student in Germany who’s doing a dissertation on science fiction and GRS, an academician who wants to translate one of GRS’s books into an Asian language, a professor in Philadelphia who sent his students’ reviews of… 618 more words

Earth Abides

If You Write It, They Will Come

Now that baseball season has finally arrived, Modern Philosophers, I often think of one of my favorite baseball flicks, Field of Dreams.

It’s probably my favorite movie baseball ghost movie of all time, but I’ve never truly understood the film’s underlying message until recently. 475 more words


Update: 2015 Reading Challenge Continues

Hello fellow bookies!

Spring officially began a few weeks ago and the 2015 Reading Challenge is springing ahead, albeit not with as much steam as I’d hoped. 214 more words


Staying the Path - Followers Come as They May

You may not all know it, but I recently celebrated The Appreciation Factor’s 3rd anniversary. (It’s January 31st.) 

I’ve found it rewarding, challenging, scary and candidly every once in a while, hard. 795 more words

The Appreciation Factor

March Wrap-Up

What a strange time the marvelous month of March was for me! If I had words for it, they would be restless, bored, pensive. March was my birthday month.  710 more words