Life From Space

Life From Space

(“6 Planets Life on Earth Came From”, originally published in Points in Case – December 2, 2016) It’s now accepted that the building blocks of DNA and RNA arrived here via meteorites and comets. These are the origins of some of some familiar things...
The First Chocolatier on Mars

The First Chocolatier on Mars

(First published in Chicago Literati – August 18, 2015) “The first Italian marble on Mars. Now, that was a big deal,” I said to her. “Like when I was born,” Arriba replied. “Yes, my dear, when we became fertile.” “Dad’s Nobel for Colonization.” “Shared,” I...
ISON Aglow

ISON Aglow

ISON, party on. Since time began, mankind has sought to explain the events of the cosmos.  Comets were feared at first as evidence of an evil animus, then gained acceptance as one of the more benign interventions of extraterrestrial bodies as humans stitched these...
Cars on Mars

Cars on Mars

[ Published in the Summer 2013  Dark Matter Journal] Cars on Mars.  Traffic jams.  Off-Road Rage.  Fender Benders.  Pileups on the Interquad.  Chop Shops!  Were we asleep at the wheel of these driverless buggies?  How, and when, did it get to this? Seems like it was...