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Jump when I say jump!

Man jumping

Jump when I want or you say? Photo by Joshua Earle on unsplash.com

 

I’m still cheering Seven’s parting comments at the end of “Prey”, the fourth season’s episode of Star Trek: Voyager that I watched last night.

I shouted at the screen in frustration. There it is,  little ship Voyager trundling all by itself in a distant, hostile space, having recovered from attacks by the Borg and then by the Borg’s powerful enemy Species 8472. Now Janeway, in her … Read the rest

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time for process

woman watches seagull

taking time

A thing I never had patience with was process. I used to make a decision and want immediate results. Like expecting a page to load immediately upon pressing my browser’s “go” button. I suppose I abandoned many potential treasures because I wasn’t willing to wait more than four seconds.

These days, I’m a little more patient. I’m noticing myself completing projects over longer terms. It’s easier for me to ignore the panic that I won’t be able to … Read the rest

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team vs solo part 2

k6711218HandWithQuillPenI happened to have to write a 20 second radio spot as part of a “shop local” promotion, and I was struck by how happily I was looking forward to wielding the red pen once I had completed my first draft.

I quickly sketched about 45 seconds of content, and then grinned to myself, beginning to whittle down words, and rejig phrases. I enjoyed exploring the essence of what I was trying to communicate, distilling it down to fewer and … Read the rest

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team vs solo

k6711218HandWithQuillPenI was reading writer Morgan Gendel’s thoughts on the 25th anniversary of The Inner Light episode of Star Trek: TNG. I was struck by the ferocity of the writers’ room he describes. It leaves me feeling depressed about the conflicts and injustices behind the scenes, and yet I enjoy the Star Trek shows. Should I feel guilty that I do, since they were produced out of pain? Surely the distress of all the artists behind the cameras, bleeds through … Read the rest

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