Category: Science

My Freelance Adventure

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As a freelance writer, I bring in the majority of my income by writing for others and taking money instead of taking credit.  When I grow up, maybe I'll accept both, but most of the articles I’ve written for the past few years have not had my name on them, and since they’re written about topics that are not my main focus of interest, that’s fine with me.

But every now and then, I find myself feeling pretty excited about what I’ve written. I usually pat myself on the back and move on, promptly losing these examples among all the other files. But today, I thought I’d take a moment to share.

I’ve written lots of blogs on topics that I didn’t know much about…at first.  Here’s a list: Cremation, Drug rehab, Costumes, Heart health, Internet technology, Divorce, Restaurant trends, and Sensory research. One of the blogs I write is about orchids. I keep myself entertained by making sure that I incorporate topics that are interesting to me. 

This week I got to write one that packs in several: My love of Metaphors and Symbolism, Grey’s Anatomy and their awesome writers, Nature and Science, Psychology and Culture, and playing with those who are clearly in the grip of obsession. 

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Symbols of Spirituality: Electricity

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ElectricalsocketLife is like an electrical charge. Energy itself is neutral. It will work whether we plug it into a TV or a tablesaw.

We make it feel good or bad with our choices, but we can always make new choices that feel better.

It's like our thoughts, or our prayers. If we focus our energy and attention on what we don't like or want instead of what we do like and want in our lives, we are giving those things our energy.

We are the socket and we give our energy to whatever we allow to be plugged in to us. Does that make sense?

Even if we pray for something bad NOT to happen, we are investing more thought into the negative than the positive. Keep your energy and attention focused on the positive!

 

I’m 2 degrees from Buzz Aldrin!

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You’ll be fascinated to see how I made this about me, when it’s really about my friend Bob!


Here’s what he sent me:

For those who don’t know, this past month I’ve been shooting promos for Science Channel’s Space Week (think Shark Week – but about space), playing a German scientist character named Dr. Otto. The character is kind of an ambassador for Space Week and I’ll be all over Discovery Channel, Science Channel and sciencechannel.com between now and July 12.


Today I shot some “throw to’s” (“We’ll be right back…”, “You’re watching Space Week on the Science Channel…” etc) with none other than Buzz Aldrin! Second man to walk on the moon, American hero – Buzz friggin Aldrin!! It was amazing and fun. He is 78 now and has so many cool stories!!


Below are a couple of terrible photos taken with a cell phone, I’ll have better ones later. To see the promos – watch Science Channel, Discovery Channel or Discovery HD. They’ve been playing pretty regularly. ‘Space Week’ will air on the Science Channel July 6-12 (that’s when you’ll see the “throw to’s” with Buzz Aldrin, plus others I did solo).


Also go to the link below to see Dr. Otto’s bio and video. http://science.discovery.com/tv/space-week/dr-otto/dr-otto.html


It’s been fun doing this stuff and the highlight was meeting Buzz! Enjoy,—B

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