I couldn’t wait to get to the theater last weekend to see the latest Star Trek film, Star Trek Into Darkness. I’ve been watching Star Trek since I was a kid, and I was eager to see what Captain James T. Kirk, Mr. Spock, Scotty, Uhura and the rest of the crew of the USS Enterprise were up to. (No spoiler alerts here!)
As I waited in line with other Trekkies, someone started a debate about which is the best Star Trek film (this most recent movie brings the total to 12). I voiced my opinion, and also thought about the other sci-fi flicks I’ve enjoyed watching over the years -- and that I wouldn’t mind watching again with friends this three-day holiday weekend as part an impromptu film festival.
Rather than try to come up with a list of the top 10 sci-fi movies of all time (which would have to include Blade Runner, Metropolis, 2001 and Terminator), I focused on films that are more fun, bypassing the weighty dramas and gory alien blood fests.Read more...
One of the best things about writing One Thing New is reading the email we get after each story. After "How to Find a Mentor: 10 Steps," appeared we received an email from Alice Krause, the founder of newsonwomen.com, a former banking executive, and, we're happy to say, a fan of One Thing New from the beginning.
Krause pointed out that we don't need to wait until we have the perfect mentor to get valuable advice from impressive, accomplished women. Especially when there are "virtual mentors" all around us -- high-powered women who graciously tape video interviews in which they impart all kinds of hard-won knowledge. Krause offered to share some of her favorites with us. We quickly agreed.