Ideas Having Sex

John Stossel recently published a short piece in The Freeman about ideas having sex. This naturally explains the most lucrative business sector ever seen on the Internet: idea porn. So, when I shared this article on Facebook, and fellow fiction blogger and Star Trek fan Neil Shurley re-shared it, I thought of that Star Trek: […]

Stranger in a Strange Land

This past week, the Little One and I watched “First Contact,” the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode. Not the Star Trek movie by the same name, but the series episode, which originally aired exactly 21 years ago this past Saturday. Also this past Saturday, we read as part of our Torah Parsha: “Do not […]

I Am Such a Geek (The Star Trek: TNG Trivia Game)

One of the quip-hits from an ebook I’m putting together for Read-an-ebook week, Catnapping for a Living: Humorous Sketches and Tails (because I don’t have enough time to think of a better title): “Tomolok the Romulan is dead now, you know. But he’ll always be G’Kar to me. I am such a geek.” And if […]

The Needs of the Many…

I kind of exhausted myself, by accident, writing what was supposed to be an inspirational post Monday. And it indeed was inspirational, especially for the people who had been there to witness the events I described. But as for me, it was emotionally draining to write. Then, yesterday, I pulled together for BeTheStory.com a post […]

My Favorite Romantic Movies

As it’s two days before Valentine’s Day, instead of coming up with a proper “Friday Fun” post, I thought I’d slack off and just list some of my all-time favorite romantic movies (and TV show episodes). (BTW, pictured to the right are the flowers I bought for the Missus this year, which she picked out, […]

Our Favorite Star Trek Episodes

Yes, Star Trek. Specifically, The Next Generation. The Little One and I have been watching select episodes together. I’ve been enjoying them on DVD, and she both startled and thrilled me when she started enjoying the show right alongside me. I panicked just a little when—right in the middle of a Borg marathon—she asked to […]

Walter Koenig & George Takei in ST Fan Film

That EW article on the new Star Trek movie reminded me to check this site (which a friend had put me onto before RSS was the rage): Star Trek New Voyages (now “Star Trek Phase II”). This is a group of fans who produce indie episodes set just after the original series, with the original-series […]

Actually Bated for the New Star Trek Movie

I hardly believe it myself. I’m actually feeling anticipation, actually looking forward to the new Star Trek movie. Ever since I saw this exclusive photo of the new film’s Enterprise. But I’m also wary, with some trepidation, because the story is supposed to return back to the beginning, with a young Captain Kirk (played by […]