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“Ipsa scientia potestas est” (‘Knowledge itself is power’) – from Sir Francis Bacon’s Meditationes Sacrae (1597)

Out of a love for learning new things this site originally began as a “learn something new every week” newsletter with authors contributing topical articles based on their area of expertise while promoting their books.

It has since morphed into a general interest website that has expanded its focus to the stories behind creative works and people’s lives. Featured guests have included:

  • Sylvia Engdahl – Multi-award winning science fiction author, early Cold War air defense system programmer and space colonization advocate
  • Bill Bennett – Two-time Cannes official selected film director, two-time Logie award-winning Australian Broadcasting Corporation journalist and author of best-selling travel memoir about his 500-mile Camino de Santiago hike across Spain
  • Julie Daniluk – Co-host of Oprah Winfrey Network’s Healthy Gourmet that has aired in 78 countries, resident nutrition expert on The Marylin Denis Show in Canada and author of award-winning and best-selling nutrition books
  • Michael Schlossberg – Pennsylvania state representative and multi-award winning advocate for the mentally ill who works on suicide prevention and mental health legislation, and writes mental health-themed science fiction novels

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