My Noggin Universe: A Writer's Realm of Wonders

Author Richard C. Meehan, Jr.


Whenever I think of the stars and the universe, my first inclination is to ponder the Horsehead Nebula, technically known as Barnard 33. A cloud of cosmic dust and gas, the nebula takes the form of my favorite animal. Three guesses as to which one.

The Horsehead Nebula
Hubble image from Space.Com

I find it extremely useful to prepare myself for writing science fiction by first getting lost in a space image like this. Other worldly - that's the ticket! You have to feel different to write differently. I think I just wrote an axiom.

Places To Go, Things To Do

My Favorite Travel Spots

I have been fortunate to have visited many places. This does not mean, however, that I spent a lot of money getting around. If you are one of those folks that have money to burn traveling first class, then my travel methods and accommodations may not be for you.

Great Smokey Mountians in SummerBackpacking in the Great Smoky Mountains

Richard Meehan visiting Roatan, Honduras - coral reef Mary's Place.Scuba diving in Roatan, Honduras, from diver's base Coco View Resort

Colonial Pines Inn, Highlands, NCStaying in Highlands, North Carolina at the Colonial Pines Inn

Boothbay Region, MaineVisiting Maine and the Boothbay Region

Silverton, ColoradoCooling it in Silverton, Colorado


My "Real" Job

Boothbay Region, MaineV.P. of Sales at Marko Janitorial Supply.


My Leisure Time

Full RainbowViewing a full rainbow early on an October, 2012 workday at Marko Janitorial Supply. That's called "playin' hookie." No gold found though.

H.G. WellsReading great books, especially classics like War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells. Here in 2012 it is difficult to believe that a story written in 1898 could still hold it's own in the science fiction realm, but it does!


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