– Right now my brother is halfway around the world serving his country. Right now I am sitting comfortably in my house in sunny San Diego. He is a better man than I, it’s true. But there’s one thing we have in common right now. We are both rewatching that great soap opera in space,… Continue reading 5 reasons why I heart Deep Space Nine
About 10 days ago I got an email asking me if I was interested in joining Rod Roddenberry at a private viewing of his documentary Trek Nation being held for his friends and a few fans. Uh…does the Enterprise have warp nacelles?? It was not a difficult decision 😉 Rod and his peeps were kind… Continue reading Trek Nation and the Next Generation of Greatness
In my family Veterans Day is the most important day of the year, revered more than Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas. Whereas Memorial Day is marked by a certain degree of sadness, Veterans Day is about celebration. It’s about giving thanks to those among us who have answered the calling to serve their country. I often… Continue reading For Veterans Day 11-11-11
October is a bittersweet month for me. On one hand, there’s Halloween and all of the fun festivities that the holiday entails. But October is the month when several of my loved ones have passed away so there’s also a lot of sadness. Even though I never met him personally, the one anniversary of someone unrelated… Continue reading Remembering the Great Bird of the Galaxy… (I miss you, Gene Roddenberry)
This past Friday, HNG fan James posed a seemingly simple and obvious question to me: Huh. That is an excellent questions James, and believe it or not, one I’ve never really thought about. Science fiction has been such a constant in my life since I was a small child that I never stopped to think… Continue reading What is Science Fiction?
I attended a friend’s birthday party over the weekend that had a 1930’s theme. Next thing I know, I’m in a room full of gorgeously dressed gorgeous people in authentic 1930’s formal attire. Naturally that got me thinking about time travel. Because, really, what nerd brain wouldn’t go straight to Captain Kirk in City on… Continue reading Let’s do the time warp again