Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons from “War Without End, P1” (B5:s3e16) on Empathy & Trust

This week’s lessons:           1.  Sometimes empathy requires putting yourself in really old shoes, like Valen’s.           2.  Sometimes one must trust others to complete what one has begun.           This episode is the first in which we finally see Minbar, where the current Ranger One, Sinclair, takes delivery of a […]Continue reading “Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons from “War Without End, P1” (B5:s3e16) on Empathy & Trust”

Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons in “Ship of Tears” (B5:s3e14) on Empathy & Information

This week’s lessons:           1.  Sometimes it really is necessary to withhold information.  Context matters, but empathy also matters, especially when it’s time to do the explaining…           2.  Not all information is correct.  Empathy can probably help figuring that out, too…    I love the growth we see in this  episode.    G’Kar […]Continue reading “Minbari Mondays, and Two Lessons in “Ship of Tears” (B5:s3e14) on Empathy & Information”

Minbari Mondays, The Gathering, and the 1st Year of the 5th Station

This is the continuation of our fictional letter (reviewing each film and episode of Babylon 5) that I receive each week from Ranger Mayann. Here is her second report: — Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa, Greetings from Tuzanor: I said that I would explain two of our ancient institutions:  the Minbari caste system, and theContinue reading “Minbari Mondays, The Gathering, and the 1st Year of the 5th Station”

Minbari Mondays, The Fall of Night, and Risks

This week’s report, the last of our year 2259 CE,  is sent to us from our future by Ranger Mayann, writing to us from Minbar, where she is stationed: — Greetings, from Tuzanor:            As the Captain did what was right, coming to the very brink of war with the Centauri to do […]Continue reading “Minbari Mondays, The Fall of Night, and Risks”

Minbari Mondays, In The Beginning, and Introductions

This is a fictional letter (reviewing each film and episode of Babylon 5) that I received from an equally fictional time portal, based on the planet of Epsilon 3, around which the Babylon stations will be in orbit. Yes, I said will be. A lady born on another planet, and in another time, on theContinue reading “Minbari Mondays, In The Beginning, and Introductions”

Minbari, Fall of Night, and story to Do Better…

This week’s report, the last of our year 2259 CE,  is sent to us from our future by Ranger Mayann, writing to us from Minbar, where she is stationed: — Greetings, from Tuzanor:            As the Captain did what was right, coming to the very brink of war with the Centauri to do […]Continue reading “Minbari, Fall of Night, and story to Do Better…”

Minbari Mondays, Comes the Inquisitor, and Testing

This week’s report, near the end of our year 2259 CE, sent to us from our future by Ranger Mayann, writing to us from Minbar, where she is stationed: — Greetings, from Tuzanor:           This day was one of testing, for both the Narn and for our order, the Anla’Shok.  First, G’Kar reminded everyone […]Continue reading “Minbari Mondays, Comes the Inquisitor, and Testing”

Minbari Mondays, Comes the Inquisitor, and Testing

This week’s report, near the end of our year 2259 CE, sent to us from our future by Ranger Mayann, writing to us from Minbar, where she is stationed: — Greetings, from Tuzanor:           This day was one of testing, for both the Narn and for our order, the Anla’Shok.  First, G’Kar reminded everyone […]Continue reading “Minbari Mondays, Comes the Inquisitor, and Testing”

Minbari Mondays, The Long Twilight Struggle, and Listening

This week’s report, in our year 2259 CE, sent to us from our future by Ranger Mayann, writing to us from Minbar, where she is stationed: — Greetings, from Tuzanor:           This day was one of darkness, and of light.  Draal, formerly one of the Minbari religious caste, now travels out among the stars, […]Continue reading “Minbari Mondays, The Long Twilight Struggle, and Listening”

Minbari Mondays, Confessions and Lamentations, and, “Faith Manages”

This this week, there is no report from Ranger Mayann.  The Great Machine on Epsilon 3 still has a problem, Houston…     So, my again short review  this week is that similarity is NOT “required for the exercise of compassion.”          Thanks to Delenn for that point.        This episode frighteningly points up […]Continue reading “Minbari Mondays, Confessions and Lamentations, and, “Faith Manages””

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