Author Archives: Tom Ukinski

About Tom Ukinski

Tom Ukinski is an attorney in state government in the Midwest. He's been writing plays, novels, short stories, comedy sketches and screenplays for many years.

NASA Says Warp Drive Closer Than We Think

We’ve all heard Jean Luc Picard command the USS Enterprise to proceed at “warp factor six,” or 216 times light speed. NASA scientists already have plans for a warp drive that would allow a spaceship to travel faster than light. … Continue reading

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Mental Health Treatment Strides into the 18th Century

By the end of the 17th century, madness was viewed as a physical phenomenon rather than a spiritual or moral issue. But “treatment” of the mentally ill included the use of chains and the whip, as well as diet and … Continue reading

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Black Holes and Gravity Let Us Time-Travel

A NASA space telescope recently recorded two black holes shining in ultra-bright X-ray light in the galaxy Caldwell 5, 7 million light-years from Earth. Scientists speculate that these are intermediate, rather than supermassive black holes. Black holes start from massive … Continue reading

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Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his 19-year-old brother, Dzhokhar, are accused of detonating two bombs at the Boston Marathon finish line on April 15, 2013, killing three people and wounding hundreds of others. They are also accused of killing a campus police … Continue reading

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From Divine Play, pp. 114-115 From the Hellmark Hill of Fame production of Romeo and Juliet Sponsored by Hellmark Cards, Ltd.—Act II, Scene ii: ROMEO [As Juliet appears at a window above him] Your face, your eyes, like sun and … Continue reading

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Excerpt from Divine Play, pp. 452-454 The waterfall extended for hundreds of meters perpendicular to the asphalt overlook on which they stood, but the frothy, bluish liquid that spilled precipitously into the chasm was not water and exuded caustic fumes … Continue reading

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Title: Icy-Dicey: “Manthem”

Excerpt from Divine Play, pp. 618-619 Never got the breast when I was a pup, So I grew a lot older but I never grew up. I chose rock ‘n’ roll to make myself self-made, ’Cause you can be an … Continue reading

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