Thursday, March 5, 2015
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
|Ursula Le Guin|
Le Guin's books also opened up different ways of thinking: in "The Left Hand of Darkness" she told me about thinking about gender beyond the binary. She opened up the realms of compassion and strength to those concepts beyond the mainstream media. She helped me dive into the subverse.
Monday, March 2, 2015
On February 26, Avijit Roy and his wife were returning from a book signing in Dhaka, Bangladesh. They were attacked by religious extremist and Roy was brutually hacked to death. (She is currently in critical condition.)
Sunday, March 1, 2015
I watched Star Trek and Doctor Who with my Poppy- my mother's father. They were on just after the PBS Nightly News Hour. I loved this ritual with my Poppy. But I hated the news only because I wanted the stories that unfurled on the screen to fill my eyes with far off lands and ideas. The news was reality and my 4 year old mind had had enough of that. The folks on Star Trek and Doctor Who had star ships and they could travel in time. They had world of wonderful exploration at their finger tips.
And Star Trek had "Mr. Kitty Cat Ears"...Spock. I loved him. He did not people down. He was fair. He observed. He understood the use of being quiet. He very rarely displayed anger or rage. He talked through his problems. This was a salvation for my child self.
Leonard Nimoy was not Spock. Spock was dependent on the artistry Nimoy placed into him. This was the same artistry that he placed into his photography and into his understanding of how to use his celebrity to help others.
Thank you Mr. Nimoy.