Ground Control to Major Tom – Haiku Update

So while I'm hanging out in my igloo, staring at my computer screen under the guise of writing a novel during NaNoWriMo, I get an email about the "Haiku on Mars" submission I wrote about on my blog in May-- Ground Control: Dear Going to Mars Participant, (gotta love those personalized notes from editors) Thank you … Continue reading Ground Control to Major Tom – Haiku Update

Martian Haiku – Ground Control to Major Tom

Postmodern Donkey tipped me off to a haiku competition called Going to Mars with MAVEN, sponsored by the University of Colorado-Boulder. The word "maven" means "accumulator of knowledge" in Yiddish, but it stands for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission. The Website explains: MAVEN will explore the planet’s upper atmosphere, ionosphere and interactions with the sun and solar wind. … Continue reading Martian Haiku – Ground Control to Major Tom

Brain Tricks – Neuroscience, Poetry and Sheep

I'm fighting an ongoing battle to read A Prayer Like Gravity's poem, "Morning Haiku-ish" correctly: light dances on fields of belligerent sleep, chasing crows and hard scarecrows No matter how many times I read the poem, I see the word "sheep" instead of "sleep," especially if I'm reading it quickly. At least two others made similar … Continue reading Brain Tricks – Neuroscience, Poetry and Sheep