Category Archives: Star Trek: The Next Generation

Leaders 3

A theme that came up more than once in my latest reading of Richard Nixon’s Leaders was alcohol.  Here are some stories that Nixon tells: —-Page 143: “[German leader Konrad Adenauer] had other weapons besides the cold steel of logic, … Continue reading

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Actors’ Sacrifices; Two Views on Forgiveness

I have two thoughts for today: 1.  Yesterday, I watched an excellent documentary called The Captains, in which William Shatner of Star Trek fame interviewed other actors who played captains on a Star Trek show or movie (Patrick Stewart, Avery … Continue reading

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God of Borg

For my weekly quiet time this week, I studied Ecclesiastes 6.  Is God the source of evil?  Qoheleth says that God is the source of at least one evil: that men attain wealth and honor, only for God to prevent them … Continue reading

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Limited Government; My People

1.  In Rolf Rendtorff’s The Old Testament: An Introduction, something on page 44 stood out to me: The problem of relationships between Israelite and Canaanite traditions also perhaps underlies the narrative of Naboth’s vineyard.  Ahab wants to buy a piece … Continue reading

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Jean Simmons

I just read that actress Jean Simmons has passed away at the age of 80. Yes, I thought she was a hottie on Spartacus and Elmer Gantry. But it’s her later work that made more of an impression on me. … Continue reading

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My Issues with the New Star Trek

Don’t get me wrong…I love the new Star Trek movie. But, after doing some thinking in the shower, I came to understand why some die-hard Trekkies are having a problem with it. Essentially, the movie undoes much of Star Trek. … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve 2008

I just finished It’s a Wonderful Life on YouTube. To be honest, I think I appreciate it more this year because my TV is indisposed right now. I’m just grateful I got to watch it! I noticed that the Christmas … Continue reading

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Aggadic Stories Soothing the Soul

Source: H. Graetz, History of the Jews, volume II (Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1893) 623. “The reigning distress offered no scope for the profundities of the Halacha, but furthered the study of the cheerful Agada, which, diving deep … Continue reading

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Wil Wheaton, Sin and Salvation

I have some random thoughts today: 1. I was watching an episode of Highway to Heaven last night, “One-Winged Angels.” The angel of the show–Jonathan Smith (Michael Landon)–falls for a woman he’s trying to match up with another guy. The … Continue reading

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