New Movie Showing Powers of Ten

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Some of you may remember the Eames film “Powers of Ten,” which dramatically showed changes of scale from the microscopic to the cosmic. I don’t think you can view the film on the web, though you can read about it … Read More

Writing Question #8: When to Rewrite?

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This is a question Harry raised: When you’re writing a story, is it better to rewrite as you go—getting the beginning right, for example, before you move on to the next scenes—or is it better to get the whole story … Read More

Acting Footnote

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The irony of my little acting job, of course, is that I’m following in the footsteps of both my daughters. And for that matter, in the footsteps of my 7-year-old nephew Garrett, who recently appeared in a movie on the … Read More

Summer Stuff

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We’ve been entertaining a young nephew and niece in our house for the last few days, which has been great fun, a real change of pace, and helps explain why I feel so tired at the end of the day. … Read More

Tenth Planet?

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The discovery of the new planet 2003 UB313 is one of the cooler pieces of science news so far this year. Assuming, of course, that it’s eventually called a “planet” and not given some more boring designation. I’m with the … Read More

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