Author Archives: Laer Carroll

About Laer Carroll

I am an aerospace software and systems engineer recently retired to become a professional writer. My genres include sci fi and fantasy, young adult, and technical books.

YANN TIERSEN’S “Les Jours Triste”

These two videos bring me to tears. I’ve heard many versions of Yann Tiersen‘s “Les Jours Tristes” from the soundtrack of the movie Amelie. These two videos are among my favorites. The ballet makes me wonder what dancing we will … Continue reading

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MS MARVEL is terrific

I normally don’t recommend a streaming series until I’ve seen the last episode. I just saw Ms. Marvel’s finale and can now happily say that I loved the six-episode series.

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SHAPECHANGER’S DESTINY 60% along

I just passed the 60% mark toward a projected 100,000 words in the last book of the trilogy called MARY MCARTHY: SHAPECHANGER. To celebrate and urge me on I created a cover for the book. For the curious readers of … Continue reading

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THE EMPRESS OF UNITY timeline

THE EMPRESS OF UNITY, a companion piece to THE SPACE ORPHAN trilogy, is contemporaneous with the middle book. Click image to read the first few pages and to buy the books.

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Wonderful movie CARRIE PILBY

I just watched for the umpteenth time “Carrie Pilby” starring Bel Powley. Watching her face is a fascinating process; she reveals her feelings so clearly yet so subtly. The action takes place from just before Thanksgiving through Christmas to New … Continue reading

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More FUN DANCING SCENES from Great Older Movies

Just for fun – a mashup of dancing scenes from movies set to the tune of Rasputin, performed by the German all-Black vocal group Boney M. Click on image to see the video.

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ILIZA SHLESINGER hilarious comedy specials

I recently came across a genius comedienne, smart, creative, and most of all HILARIOUSLY funny. She is Iliza Shlesinger. She has been working steadily since 2007. She is best known for five comedy specials. Here they are, from earliest to … Continue reading

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FUN DANCING SCENES from Great Older Movies

Just for fun – a mashup of dancing scenes from movies set to the tune of Footloose. Click on image to see the video.

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to: ELON MUSK, subject: LUNA CITY

I’m an aerospace software and systems engineer, working most recently at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab and Boeing’s Phantom Works. I am now retired and spend much of each day writing, mostly fiction. I am also one of many diverse professionals … Continue reading

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WOMEN with SWORDS – hypnotic

The title says it all!

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