2. The plan today includes finally watching Wonder Woman at a movie theatre.
3. Coping with assorted aches and pains in a low-volume continuing way. Welcome to normal human aging, Dwight.
4. Stuff you might want to listen to:
Alan Alda on Q
Josh Freed on The Current about queues
Clifford V. Johnson, Ph. D. on science depictions in movies and TV, which I particularly recommend for the interview's Agent Carter connection...
One other thing I notice towards the end is how the unintended consequences for economies in the process of scaling up can pile up PDQ...
Confirmation from the author...
Wishing her the best of luck!
So...open forum for discussion of what makes the novels and/or TV series work for those of you who got there before me.
Alternatively: There's some additional activity there, but the last time anyone other than me posted there was 2012. So, if anyone who's planning to hold onto their LJ account wants to keep it going, I'll transfer ownership.
One of those stories, "Lost in Space", that he and Candy Palmater discussed had a premise that got me thinking. Conclusion I reached: someone, someday, is going to be the first of each of their peoples to go to space. Be they Haida, Inuit, nêhiyawak/Cree, Omàmiwininiwak/Algonquin, Mikmaq...each of them is going to have a first space traveller someday.
Mr. Hayden Taylor might get them thinking that way too. And planning ahead for it. Not a bad thing.
Can we get a deal between Hayden Taylor and Pocket Books re: Trek novels?
From Q's YouTube page: Growing up, Drew Hayden Taylor immersed himself in science fiction books yet he often felt left out. Unable to see his own Ojibway experiences reflected in these works of literature, Taylor has since written a number of books through the perspective and lens of Indigenous people. He joins guest host Candy Palmater to discuss his collection of indigenous sci-fi stories in his new book "Take Us to Your Chief".
If you want to see where I was last night, there's some pix I took of the event under discussion, taken at Library and Archives Canada's main building on Wellington. Some old friends of mine were there in different roles, and some new friends stood to be acquired. Also, the book in question is worth the money.
From Regina: a story about the consequences of not properly funding the details of international justice...within Canada. (No, I did not make a mistake using "international". There is at least one treaty involved here.)
David Brin asks - and is not alone in asking - when did optimism become Uncool?
Pete Evans at CBC News gets to the heart of the dispute between Canada Post Corp. and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers: the need of workers to avoid starvation in retirement. Even if Evans doesn't frame it with that language.
Also, we note Jason Kenney's quest to save Alberta from civilization. (This is not Mr. Kenney's POV about his goals, to be sure. But as Stephen Colbert once noted, reality does have a certain bias about these matters.)
Congratulations to NASA's Juno team for getting their probe into Jovian orbit yesterday. I won't call what you did "conquering" Jupiter, mind you, because of colonial-mindedness in the undertones of that. But what you did is a positive achievement!
FYI: The reason I include "labour dispute" and "human rights" among the tags for this entry is because of themes in both novels.