The End of an Era… RIP, Leonard Nimoy

Like most of my generation, I grew up with Star Trek (TOS) as one of the cultural touchstones. Between reruns of the original series, the animated series, and the toys (I vaguely remember having a Spock action figure when I lived in Virginia – circa 1980-82), Leonard Nimoy was always there. Then, in the mid-80s, there was Standby: Lights, Camera, Action on Nickelodeon, where he went behind the scenes of movie production (I well remember the episode where they covered ST III:Search for Spock). It was always a brief thrill to see him pop up on unexpected shows – Fringe, or the voice-over bit from Big Bang Theory.

 He was an icon, and despite his fame always seemed to keep both a sense of humor (as evidenced below). He will be missed.
 

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AI Flower, Buenos Aires

Taken December 2008. What we were told is that the sculpture is light sensitive – that it “blooms,” opening by degrees when sunlight hits it, then slowly closes at night as the daylight fades.

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Fallen Angel on MVM

I’ve been on a mini-Poison kick, stemming back to my trip to Martha’s Vineyard for Viable Paradise in late 2012. I had loaded the Greatest Hits album onto my iPod, for something different than what I had been regularly listening to at the time. Fast forward two years, and I have half of that album in the random playlist I keep on my phone, and they get played pretty regularly.

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Red Rocks

Red Rocks Ampitheatre, Denver, CO, June 2010. I think that’s Denver off on the horizon, to the right.

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All of Me on MVM

MC’s birthday was this weekend. This one’s for her.

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Eifel Tower, Vegas

Eifel Tower in Vegas, February 2008, where we celebreated MC’s 30th Birthday.

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Dan Wells on Story Structure (a re-share)

Part of my regular weekly routine is to listen to the latest Writing Excuses episode. Some time ago, there was mention of a 7-Point Structure talk that Dan gave at a conference. At the time, I was tied up in other things, and still trying to figure out my own process (still am, to a degree, but that’s another discussion). A few weeks ago, one of my fellow SHU folks shared a link to video of the talk on Facebook, so I watched it. Logically, I can see what he’s talking about (and have read about similar structures other places), but it’s still something I’m working to incorporate.

(it’s a 5 video playlist, and I’m listing it here for others, but also for my future reference.)

 

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