Our next Fairfield Trading Card Spotlight features Hal Goldstein, who is displayed on card number 68
, from the Fairfield Collection. These cards commemorate Fairfield, Iowa's unique distinction as the "Renaissance Capital of the World." With a Master’s Degree in Mind, Heart and Spirit, Hal has worked in many different roles to make people better in life, whether it was in computer science, social work, or teaching Transcendental Meditation. He continues writing about electronics and computing for the magazine he founded. He currently is writing, "The Meditating Entrepreneurs," how T.M. meditators [such as Walter Day] moved to Fairfield for world peace and enlightenment and ended up creating extraordinary businesses. How has computers/science today changed from when you were younger? What do you like or dislike about the changes?
The underlying passion for creating new technology that serves humanity remains the same. Now there is much more opportunity as exponential development of technologies converge and the human race is so connected. Anyone persistent, passionate with a great idea can raise money and connect with other who have the skills to make the idea a reality.
Our next Science Fiction Trading Card Spotlight features Daina Chaviano, who is displayed on card number 106
, from the Science Fiction Collection. Born and raised in Cuba, Daina has been writing most of her life. She has been credited with such awards as the Anna Seghers Award (Germany), Azorin Prize for Best novel (Spain), Gold Medal for Best Book (Florida). She has been called one of the three most important female writers in the Spanish Language. Daina now lives in Miami and still writes almost every day. You can see more about Daina on her bilingual website at dainachaviano.com
. How has writing today changed from when you were younger? What do you like or dislike about the changes?
In the past, writing was a secret process. Being a writer used to mean living a secluded life. Now everything must be shared. Everyone wants to know everything about you. Even though I understand the importance of the media for any artist, and so I have the proverbial and almost mandatory professional network (Twitter, Facebook, website, blog), I fiercely protect my private life, sharing only those personal experiences that can be interesting for my readers and followers from a literary point of view.