Make It So

My mantra for 2015 is “Make It So”. For all the non-Trek fans out there, this saying originates with Captain Picard in Star Trek: The Next Generation. The past couple years, I’ve tried the Nike motto, “Just Do It”, but it didn’t always work. In the past three days though, when I feel like I don’t want to do something, I hear Patrick Stewart’s voice saying, “Make it so.” And then I do what needs to be done. Granted, we’re only three days into the new year, but I can tell a difference....more

Why Star Trek (and Wil Wheaton) Made My Life A Little Bit More Livable

Ok, let's get this out of the way first......more
Heard an interesting interview with Wil Wheaton recently. (It may have been on an old episode of ...more

Meeting One of the Loves of My Life

This past weekend I attended Space City right here in Houston, Texas.  As a lifelong Star Trek,  Star Wars, etc. , follower, I just couldn't let it pass by, even if it was for just a few hours on a hot Sunday afternoon.  It didn't hurt that Sylvester McCoy, the seventh Dr. Who and the brown wizard, Radagast in The Hobbit was appearing.  As a sometimes member of the Armitage Army, a loosely knit but extremely devoted group of adoring fans of Richard Armitage, how could I miss meeting someone who'd actually shared air with RA?...more

Cumberbatch into Darkness

Warning: spoilers abound, for those of you who haven't already guessed, viewed, or Googled Benedict Cumberbatch's true identity in the film....more

Star Trek Should Be Mandatory For Children (Part 2)

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Star Trek Should Be Mandatory For Children (Part 1)

 I am sure I am the last person on the planet to see Star Trek. ...more

Star Trek Quiet Book

When I was younger, my mom made us a quiet book. You know, a really fun fabric book with buttons, zippers, velcro all geniously designed to keep kids busy and quiet in appropriate places.. i.e church, appointments, meetings. Well, now grown up my self and getting ready for my first baby, I decided I should try my hand at a quiet book. But not just any quiet book, I wanted to do a themed one - because everything is more fun to make when it's themed...and what's more fun than sci-fi themes....and what's the greatest sci-fi show ever created?Star Trek....more
I wish it were TOS. My 2/12 year old daughter would flip out....  more

Asthma shows up in Dodge City

  At 3 a.m. I dreamed some Romulans shut me up in a spare photon torpedo capsule. I don't know why. They seemed angry at me. There wasn't much air in the capsule. I quickly used it all up. I couldn't breathe. Suddenly, I woke up from the dream to find that I couldn't breathe. Asthma is like that. It's not the first time he's crept into my dreams like a bad man riding into Dodge City. I lurch into the bathroom to get to my albuterol inhaler. You're supposed to wait for a time in between the two puffs....more

Memory Lane: Old TV Shows

Growing up, watching television was something that my family did together. I can remember watching Gunsmoke, and all of us rooting for Marshall Dillon to save the day. I can remember Charlie's Angels, The Six Million Dollar Man, and The Bionic Woman. ...more