Tag Archives: Star Trek

Star Trek, Nevermind and the passage of time

As Star Trek debuted 50 years ago today, and tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind, I decided to spend some time this evening looking into what’s happening today that might have the same kind of long-lasting cultural impact. Sadly, I didn’t find much. No books, as far as I could tell, were released […]

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Totally Quotable Arlo: “Pulling on Ear Lobes and Listening to our Neighbors” edition

Arlo, as I was putting him to bed this evening, told me that, the harder he tugged on his ear lobes, the farther away he could hear. It was dark, and we’d been laying quietly in his bed for a few minutes, having finished James and the Giant Peach and our nightly ten minutes of […]

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Who would you like to see return on the new Star Trek?

With the news that Star Trek will be coming back to network television in 2017, I’ve got a qestion for you. Of the following, who would you most like to see come back from the original series? The Gorn Captain: Abraham Lincoln: The Horta: Gary Seven: The Mugato: Balok: Korob and Sylvia: And, yes, there […]

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Is Star Trek good for girls?

At some point, about a year ago, Clementine and I got out of the habit of reading together every night. It might have had something to do with the fact that Arlo had come along, and was demanding more of my time, but I suspect she’d also gotten to an age where our interests were […]

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The parable of the California sardine collapse

The fishing industry in California was built on sardines. While they lasted, they were abundant, easy to catch, and simple to process. They were ground for fish meal, which was used to feed chickens. They were processed for oil. And, during the war, they were an invaluable source of protein for American soldiers fighting in […]

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