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Palmer's Trek

Palmer’s Trek: Star Trek The Animated Series

Star Trek The Animated Series is very much in look, feel, story, and step a continuation of Star Trek: The Original Series. As such, we revisit some locations and characters from the previous series during these 22 animated episodes.

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Spoiler Free Review

Spoiler Free Douglas Coupland The Gum Thief

The Gum Thief Wears the Rose-Colored Glasses of Nostalgia Well

Roger is not where he wants to be, working at Staples well past the age where that would have been noble. Bethany is Roger’s much younger co-worker who discovers that he’s a writer, or at least he’s attempting to be. What follows is a collection of letters and emails written by the characters that move the story along revealing the world as we know it.

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Did Anderegg’s Nerds reveal Tom Bombadil to be my Shibboleth?

“Hostility towards nerds and geeks wastes a lot of human capital and impoverishes everyone in the process.” Speaking as someone who has taken his share of this hostility, it’s never easy to bear the brunt of it, but at least thanks in part to David Anderegg, Ph.D. and his book Nerds, I understand where it came from.

Even if it comes from a dark place and is always unwarranted.

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Small Oddities

Small Oddities: Villain Shit

At some point in our lives, most of us choose to see the value of the villain. It may be temporary, it may be permanent, but villains have solid work ethics and often great vision. While you can quibble over their methods or morals, they get shit done.

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Genius & Anxiety Sets the Record Straight on a Perilous Century

“In a political climate where anti-Semitism is resurgent and revisionism goes unchallenged, this history is a counterpoint to the fake news and false assumptions. From the humble hamburger to the space rocket, everything has a Jewish reason.”

The last paragraph on the inside dust jacket for Genius & Anxiety by Norman Lebrecht is not only the reason for its being, it is also a reason to open its pages.

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