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Open letter on privacy: closer to fine


The Indigo Girls wrote and performed a song titled Closer to Fine in the 1980's. I loved it then and now. There is a line from the song that has always had significance for me. Given the news that Dame Helen Mirren will be playing the role of Sarah Winchester in the aptly titled film… Continue reading Open letter on privacy: closer to fine

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Vulcan Love Slave and the Origins of Fan Fiction


I am a fan of Star Trek Deep Space Nine or DS9 as many people call it. It's the first place I encountered a reference to a mysterious text from the Star Trek universe known as Vulcan Love Slave. The novel is said to be popular with Ferengi, an Alpha quadrant species known for their lust for profit, and presumably,… Continue reading Vulcan Love Slave and the Origins of Fan Fiction