Catching Up on Hot White Snow

Hot White Snow is my creative writing page, where I post articles, poems, writing responses, and other bits that don’t fit the Science Traveling, Tesla, Edison, Lincoln theme of this site. With the labor day weekend here, it’s time to catch up on creativity. The following are three articles posted on Hot White Snow in recent weeks. Follow the links to the full articles.

Black Tears

Black TearsThis poem (yes, a poem) was a big departure for me. Not only do I not write a lot of poetry (the reason for which may or may not become obvious), I tackled the difficult and serious topic provoking the “Black Lives Matter” movement. This was a response to a writing prompt. [Read the poem and explanation here]

 

Facebook in Translation

Huh CommunicationI can’t read half of my Facebook posts. As I scroll through my feed I come across such a diversity of languages it appears Facebook is randomizing its database of world users.

[A look at the international flavor of my Facebook (and real life) friend network. Read the full article here.]

Throwing Out My Life

RolodexI’m writing this to take a break from throwing out my life. For more than three decades I worked as a scientist, mostly for various consulting firms in New Jersey and Washington, D.C. About two years ago I resigned from my last employer to become a writer. Part of me held out the option of going back into consulting if the writing gig wasn’t going to work. That part has moved on; it’s the writing life for me.

[Making the commitment to move on. Read the full article here.]

The above are partials of full articles on Hot White Snow, my creative writing blog. Please click on the links to read further. Thanks.

David J. Kent has been a scientist for over thirty years, is an avid science traveler, and an independent Abraham Lincoln historian. He is the author of Tesla: The Wizard of Electricity (now in its 5th printing) and two e-books: Nikola Tesla: Renewable Energy Ahead of Its Time and Abraham Lincoln and Nikola Tesla: Connected by Fate. His book on Thomas Edison is due in Barnes and Noble stores in spring 2016.

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