Keys to the Stars

For Maria Stone, the wall between art and science is naught. There is no boundary. To let her fingers play a familiar tune is to walk among the stars. I met Maria and her husband James at an open mic event, where Maria played piano. Also true is that I met Maria in Grapevine, Texas…

The Music of the Spheres

Johannes Kepler, his quest, his tortures, and his legacy. Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) discovered the true mathematical shapes (the ellipse) and mathematically described the motions of the planets (faster when nearer to the sun). He wrote about the joy of discovery as he realized that no one else in the world knew what he knew, “I…

The Stapler

The stapler: symbol of fallen heroes and broken dreams. No? Well, you don't know this stapler like I know this stapler. Let me share. Firstly, this stapler is solid. It is made entirely of metal except for the rubber feet. It is rather heavy. It works very well. It was made some time prior to…