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Strange New Worlds: All Those Who Wander

A bug hunt.  How I hate bug hunts. Spoilers for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Season 1 Episode 9 “All Those Who Wander”.

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Strange New Worlds: The Serene Squall

What can I say?  They can’t all be winners…

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Sixteen years

Still going.  I’ve been writing this blog on and off — really, mostly “off”, but hey — since this date in 2006.  That’s weird to think about.

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Strange New Worlds: Spock Amok

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds continues to impress. “Spock Amok” has all the ingredients for an epic disaster, yet… (spoilers ahead, Captain!)  

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More inanity from the author of “Ending Online Church”

This piece (7 Thoughtful Reader Responses on Ending Online Church, NY Times, 2022 Feb 6) reeks of the same dismissive (and unimaginative) hubris as the first. With obvious great reluctance, the author admits – halfway through and fleetingly – that … Continue reading

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Crossing timelines: Revisiting the Sixth Season of Doctor Who

Watching “A Good Man Goes to War” led me to re-watching “The Wedding of River Song“, and of course that led back to “The Impossible Astronaut” and the start of Season 6. So it’s out of order — so what? … Continue reading

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Back online

Quite possibly no one noticed but me, but this site has been down since August 2020, when my web hosting service altered the name of their database server.  It should have been a quick fix, and eventually was, but 2020-2021 … Continue reading

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FB Recap: Seal and Eagle

Interesting socio-cultural question: In this cover of “Fly Like an Eagle”, Seals sings “I want to fly like an eagle” but omits “till I’m free”, and changes “through the revolution” to “into the future”.   These aren’t accidental changes — … Continue reading

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Looking for hive mind help on a course

Actually, on two courses.  The school I’m at (Newark Academy) ends the year with a nine-day “June Term”, wherein students take one class for six hours a day.  June Term classes are supposed to be experiential and rigorous, and maybe a … Continue reading

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Why I have trouble taking guns-rights advocates seriously

Five Injured In Accidental Gun Show Shootings On ‘Gun Appreciation Day’ From TPM.    

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