Minbari Mondays, TKO, and Health Defense: physical and spiritual

This is the continuation of a letter (reviewing each film and episode of Babylon 5) that ShiraDest receives each week from the Rangers. Click below for the full report: — Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa, Greetings from Tuzanor: In this report, in your Earth year 2258, it is just past the middle of the secondContinue reading “Minbari Mondays, TKO, and Health Defense: physical and spiritual”

Minbari Mondays, B5 order of viewing, and mass transit in space?

The common good, or the general welfare, imho, must become more fully inclusive for all of us, and also requires me to do a re-watch review of that 1990s series Babylon 5, the best American TV series of all time, imnsho. The episodes will be reviewed in Lurker’s Guide order, from the point of viewContinue reading “Minbari Mondays, B5 order of viewing, and mass transit in space?”

Day 67/67 of GED in Five Months, language learning, and Adulting

 To take full part in modern society in a meaningful and useful way, every Adult must understand the meaning of a given word in the context under discussion.  The word range, for instance, can refer to mountains, a list of numbers, or to a set of frequencies, among other things.  The fact that the sameContinue reading “Day 67/67 of GED in Five Months, language learning, and Adulting”

Day 65/67 of GED in Five Months, Parabolas, and Public Libraries

Parabolas describe falling, thrown, (or ?) objects: symmetry is … symmetrical. –Clearly, a library at each campus of each Adult /Continuing Education site would be helpful, as well as quiet study cubicles, for those with no place to study at home. Continuing to learn, and helping others continue to learn, helps our society, so IContinue reading “Day 65/67 of GED in Five Months, Parabolas, and Public Libraries”

Day 64/67 of GED in Five Months, lines and laws, and transporting us Ad Astra!

 To the stars!    But, how do we get there? Today’s reading discusses Newton’s proofs of Kepler’s earlier laws, based on both observation and mathematics.  After all, if we can see it, but don’t know how much food and fuel we need to get there, it might be a longer trip than we thought! “Continue reading “Day 64/67 of GED in Five Months, lines and laws, and transporting us Ad Astra!”

Day 63/67 of GED in Five Months, sedimentary rocks, and Public Libraries

By now, we should all know how entropy connects with motion, so what can entropy possible have to do with rocks, since rocks never move in any way, or do they?  Maybe your local branch’s Reference Librarian can help you find out… Today’s reading : “ Sedimentary rocks are formed from pre-existing rocks or piecesContinue reading “Day 63/67 of GED in Five Months, sedimentary rocks, and Public Libraries”

Day 62/67 of GED in Five Months, Perpetual Motion, and graphic proof

If proof lies in seeing with our own eyes, then those ideas which you can graph and derive from laws must be true, or are they? Like the moon forever in orbit around the earth, some proofs take a bit more time than others… Today’s reading: Newton’s laws of motion need to be examined inContinue reading “Day 62/67 of GED in Five Months, Perpetual Motion, and graphic proof”

Day 61/67 of GED in Five Months, language as a function of context, and Adult decision-making as a function of community

Our language varies based on the context in which that language is used. Mathematical language always has a very specific meaning and a precise context: the mathematical context.  We use words everyday that have different meanings, precise meanings, in different contexts.  An Adult must understand the specific meaning of a given word before making decisionsContinue reading “Day 61/67 of GED in Five Months, language as a function of context, and Adult decision-making as a function of community”

Learning languages to read EMdT fanfic, or to get a better job (with health care): both are long-term good things, verdad?

Link and artwork used here by permission. The image above of Alonso de Entrerríos, 16th century Spanish soldier and 21st century secret agent, is from a wonderful piece of fan fiction, written in Spanish, which is based on the series El Ministerio del Tiempo.   Learning a language gives one access not only to the joyContinue reading “Learning languages to read EMdT fanfic, or to get a better job (with health care): both are long-term good things, verdad?”

– Humanity’s Last Gasp? Let’s make it a good one for ALL of us: Local Currencies can help!

If Stephen Hawking is right, and this is Humanity’s last century, then let us “make such an end as to be worthy of remembrance. ” Let us feed, clothe, care for and help release the creative potential of every human being on this earth until such time as we are no more. When others lookContinue reading “– Humanity’s Last Gasp? Let’s make it a good one for ALL of us: Local Currencies can help!”

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