The Beginning of the End of an Era

I always felt sorry for Spock, not knowing the depth and range of emotion…though at my ripening and mellowing age, I now realize how my emotions often got the best of me. However, I’ve learned not to listen to the callous “Get over it!” and I’ve come to value my sensitivity as a wonderful gift that enriches my experience.

I’m still hoping to live long and prosper. ~PB

Ethereal Nature

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May his memory Live Long and Prosper

As a boy growing up on a farm, I remember being transfixed, watching the original series of Star Trek on a black and white TV.  Despite the lack of color and the ever-present static haze of rural television reception, the show had a profound effect upon me.  It introduced me to so much that was outside the narrow bounds of my world, transported me (if you will) to a broader universe, and inspired me to think in much grander vistas.  As its rise to a cultural phenomenon attests, Star Trek has done the same thing for millions and millions of others.

Perhaps more than any other TV show, Star Trek opened our collective psyche to consider possible futures and possible worlds and possible thoughts and possible philosophies that we never would have imagined.  I wonder if our ability to readily embrace the innovations of the…

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