Supplemental Log: What is poetry?

Presumably, we all know a poem when we see one, but how do we know? Certainly we know because poems look like poems and sound like poems and maybe even feel like poems. Yet, how do poems obtain that look and sound and feeling? Exactly what is poetry? The Merriam-Webster dictionary tells us poetry is “writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative…Read moreRead more

All Our Yesterdays: Afternoon Delight

The starship Enterprise shows up at a planet about to be destroyed by a supernova in order to save its inhabitants. Problem is, everyone is already gone except for a librarian who apparently is in charge of facilitating everyone being saved. Now, he used the word “safe”, but it still brings to mind a certain picture-perfect…Read moreRead more

The Savage Curtain: The Sword Excalbian

Kirk & Spock are grouped with Lincoln (yes, that Lincoln) & Surak (basically as important to Vulcans as Lincoln to America) to do battle against the four greatest tyrants known to man (the Earth-born species). This is done by a species known as the Excalbians who do not understand the human theories of Good &…Read moreRead more

The Cloud Minders: Little Red Breathing-Mask

Today’s sonnet comes from the perspective of Spock’s one-off romantic interest (Kirk also had a bit of a love-thing going on but it wasn’t nearly so entertaining). You may recall — a few episodes back — when they tried to play an interesting game with the race card with the folks who were half-white/half-black and mirror images of each…Read moreRead more

The Way to Eden: Rappaccini’s Garden

Chekhov has a girlfriend. Does everybody get a romance in the last couple of episodes? One can only hope. Irena — Chekhov’s old flame — is a super-hippy. I have serious issues with the structure of the group and the episode trying to force the issue of Original Sin, but it was mostly very interesting. Super-hippies (with whom Spock feels…Read moreRead more