Archive for the ‘sci-fi’ Category

Dark – the Spaceman Song

June 20, 2019

“Dark”, song #2103 is about a single spaceman on his way home! Hunkasaurus and His Pet Dog Guitar. (Lyrics below – headphones best). Recorded live!

DARK
(c) Tom Hendricks 2019

1. Dark It’s so dark out here.
Empty space and a portal full of stars out here.
Wanna go home, station home.
Rocket home, where I belong (BASS LINE)

2. Cold, it’s so cold out there.
Traveling in a bucket of heat in a frozen void out there.
Yaws to the left, rattles all day,
warning light froze, hope I’m safe.

3. (guitar)

4. Hello, hello, hello ….

Middle: Check the gadgets, check the meters
see the long long distance to go.
Fire the engines, push the throttle
a thousand miles to get me home.

6. Static … do you read me yet
waiting for a human voice to speak and guide me in.
Want to dock and walk again.
Want to bow down, and kiss solid ground.
No more AI – people again.

7. Hello, hello, hello ….

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vstZNrQl1HM

Gregory K. H. Bryant – a remembrance.

June 8, 2019

Dear Readers,

Last Sunday I devoted my weekly Saved Post Sunday program* on FaceBook to celebrate Gregory K.H. Bryant’s life and art work. I encourage you to see it for yourself. Go to my FB page and then click on my timeline for June 2, 2019.

This is what I wrote in Part 1 of about 23 posts, to start.

“Part 1. This week on Saved Post Sunday, I’m going to dedicate all the posts to Gregory K. H. Bryant and his work. He passed away this week. But today it’s time for a celebration of his talent. He was gifted in many areas, writing, photography, art etc. etc. etc. etc. Please see my timeline for any posts you may have missed.
I never met him in person – but I knew of him through zines – a sort of network of writers with each publishing their own zine. I asked him to contribute to my zine, Musea in the 90s, and he sent many philosophical essays. I would print one in each issue. Later I published two small chapbooks of his work – both illustrated by him, ( “All About Nothing”, a collection of his philosophical essays, and “The Philosopher” about a wise philsopher mule! He and his wife Llori were friends on FB and I kept up with his work there, and he with mine.)

Here is what I wrote about his art work. I think he was one of our most talented contemporary artists.

“Part 3. Had there been an insightful art media, Gregory K. H. Bryant would have been one of the most celebrated artists of our time. What they failed to see, was that he did not pioneer a new ‘ism” like Matisse (fauvism) or Picasso and Braque (cubism). No his achievement was this: he painted and drew in every style from realism to abstraction, and in every style there are masterpieces!!!”

Start with this abstract and see what. A great colorist he was. Very powerful piece….”

Then I showcased photos of many of his art works, information on his ongoing sci-fi adventure story about Carter Ward, his 40 years working at the National Air and Space Museum, a few personal photos, etc.

Condolences to his wife and children. He will be missed by me and many many others.

Tom Hendricks,

*SPS, Saved Post Sunday.
Here are 23 or so posts saved from the week on all things under the sun – or under any star. See the ones you missed, on my FB timeline. For everything else (My 150 recorded singles on 9 CDs, 6 streaming books, thousands of songs, artworks, poems, short stories, plays, and essays; 200+ issues of Musea, and info on the ongoing arts and media revolution,) see my MAIN website tomhendricks.us and “explore the floors,” or see my Wikipedia entry.
Since 1992, MUSEA has been covering the arts, media, social issues, and speculative science ideas. Best wishes reader! Tom Hendricks, editor of Musea.

Fitness of LIfe as 3 separate parts.

March 15, 2019

Reading this, George Gaylord Simpson said that the only goal he could find in life was that it expands across the planet. That got me to refine my suggestion of these three goals for all life:

Life evolves to each species’ highest fitness in 3 categories, 1. nurturing self, 2. protecting self, and 3. sexual reproduction success. Then it stays in stabilizing selection, until something changes and selection pressure forces it to adapt to the new condition.
That, if true, opens up a lot of new ideas.

100 Moves Exercise Program

March 12, 2019

100 Moves, Exercise Program.

“100 Moves” is an exercise program that is simple and works for everyone. That includes kids to seniors. People can do this standing, sitting, or lying down. Works with music or without. It takes no lessons and is easy from the start.

Here’s how you do 100 moves:

Just move any part of your body 100 times. Count as you move your arms, legs, head, and/or body, and stop at 100, (or any set amount.)

You can do the same motion more than once, or a different one, or a different combination of moves, or anything else. You can do sets of moves, or make every move different. You can do it with others, or by yourself. You do not need a trainer for this.

100 Moves gets you moving, and you do it in a way that you like, that feels right for you. Great for seniors that don’t exercise enough, kids between classes, office workers that need a quick in place exercise break, etc.

Your body will love it, your mind will feel refreshed, and you’ll be more ready for the day ahead.

Note: 100 moves is also featured in my sci-fi novel, Writings In Science, a History of The Future. In the novel it is the most popular form of exercise.
Tom Hendricks

Sayings Connected to WIS, Writings in Science, novel.

February 23, 2019

Here are some new sayings connected to my sci-fi novel, Writings in Science.

Periodic table, a chemical Rosetta Stone.

Overweight people are worried they can’t control others (infant nurturing issue) Underweight people are worried they can’t control their bodies (infant infection issue)

Placebo effect means M&Ms are a miracle drug if you think they are.

Q. Is there a higher form of life here than humans?
A. Yeah birds (and giraffes.)

The UV daily cycle forced the chemical selection that led to life – all else was destroyed.

UV is the gorilla in the room. It both powers chemical selection and destroys all but the most stable chemical system in that environment.

Key advantage for first cell to reproduce is that it allows that father cell to grow again and become virtually immortal. Beyond a certain size cells cannot grow larger.
The first cell division was natural selection for the father cell to continue to exist more so than to make daughter cells, or reproduce genes.

The only reason that life began, was chemical selection in that first environment that caused some chemicals to survive the daily onslaught of UV from the Sun.
The Sun powered every aspect of the origin.

Human health has been based on a high fiber diet for millions of years. We’re built to stay hungry till our body gets it’s fill of fiber.

If life didn’t start like it did on Earth, then it began in a different way, with a different chemistry. That’s like saying that each planet has a different periodic table.

I’m not a scientist, but I play one in my sci-fi novel!

I think humans have an extraordinary ability to recognize voices – 100s of them!

Human health has been based on a high fiber diet for millions of years, and we will stay hungry till our body gets it’s fill!
(So when your body is hungry, it’s hungry for high fiber food.)

Your gut bacteria will make you hungry night and day until it gets it’s fiber like it has had for millions of years.

The ever present now.


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