Minbari Mondays, Mora’dum, and Cursing Names

There is another interruption in the sending of our fictional letter (reviewing each film and episode of Babylon 5) that I receive each week from Ranger Mayann.

Hopefully, reports from The Great Machine on Epsilon 3 will resume soon. Meanwhile, here is a short, based on the Ranger training use of terror, as it could be applied here on earth:

        The punishment will be worth it.

        If any technology sufficiently advanced appeared to be magic, so much the better for this human, harming others of his kind with no thought even for himself.  The Moradum would be perfect, to set an example.

    As the flame met the paper, the man’s hands began to burn.  His screams were muffled by the bands that began to wind more tightly around his face.  That had been a gift from a passing TechnoMage, insulted by this human’s refusal to wear a mask for the safety of his fellow human beings during a plague.   These two pieces of “magic” would serve well with this group of humans, enthralled as they were by their theories of magic everywhere.  Let them speculate on the magic behind this punishment.  Let them learn.

   The screams grew louder as the cigarette tore through the man’s arm, leaving a track of raw flesh where a hand and wrist had been. 

Good, the wound was being cauterized. 


Now, the only remaining task was to stop the human girl who was standing on her balcony, wheezing in pain from the earlier cigarette smoked by this man, from throwing herself off.

    I hope that this is interesting, at least, and please, dear Readers, accept my apologies for the lack of polish.  I’m not feeling well, and not resting well, so am not up to par.

Stay safe,

-Shira Destinie

Action Items:

1.)  Share your thoughts on the importance of empathy.

2.) Share your thoughts on how we Human Beings might start to build a more fully inclusive society for all of us, and how we can start to give a damn about each other.

3.) Write a story, post or tweet that uses these thoughts.

Dear Readers, ideas on learning, especially multiple #LanguageLearning, on-going education and empathy-building, to #EndPoverty, #EndHomelessness,  #EndMoneyBail & achieve freedom for All HumanKind?

Support our key #PublicDomainInfrastructure  & #StopSmoking for COVID-19:
1. #PublicLibraries,
2. #ProBono legal aid and Education,
3. #UniversalHealthCare, and
4. good #publictransport
ReadWrite, Vote, Teach and Learn (Lesson Plans offline) 

Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa. and my Babylon 5 review posts, if you like Science Fiction, and a proposed Vision on Wondering Wednesdays: Baby Acres/Floors for a kinder world…    

Shira Destinie A. Jones, BsC, MAT, MPhil

our year 2021 CE =  12021 HE

(GED lesson plans: Day 1Day 5)

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free copies at: https://archive.org/details/StayedOnF…)
includes two ‘imagination-rich’ walking tours, with songs, of Washington, DC. New interviews and research are woven into stories of old struggles shared by both the Jewish and African-American communities in the capital city.

Shared histories are explored from a new perspective of cultural parallels and parallel institution-building which brought the two communities together culturally and historically.

-one can add Stayed on Freedom’s Call via  GoodReads.  Please leave a review, if you can make a bit of time, on the GoodReads page.

Shira Destinie Jones by ShiraDest is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

22 thoughts on “Minbari Mondays, Mora’dum, and Cursing Names

    1. Thank you, JYP, but first that will require that I find a place to live which is actually non-smoking, not just ‘thought it was’ as I was told before I moved in.
      Being able to breathe really helps in feeling better.

      If I could just muster the damned energy to find a way to sell all of my furniture and kitchen stuff (I’ve tried on LetGo, and it was a no go), that would help liberate me for a move to a state where smoke free buildings were actually enforced when I tell landlords about my smoke allergies.

      Oh, wait, first I need to remember to double check what my landlord tells me about the complex, in case that person is “mistaken” about it.
      Cursed be the name of every person who smokes or who tells a potential renter that the place is smoke-free when it is not.

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      1. I have a Poshmark account if you have photos and Poshmark does allow you to sell home goods, though I can’t speak to how successful sellers of home goods are on Poshmark (I’ve used it for other items). I wouldn’t take commission from you, although Poshmark takes their cut. jewishyoungprofessional at yahoo if you think it would help. Good luck; this sounds like a difficult situation

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            1. Thanks, yes, I’d read about Saco, and I’ve tweeted to their account twice, but I think it’s a bot, as I’ve gotten no reply. I know that the Marriot and apparently other hotel chains use it, too, so there must be other apartment complexes or management agencies using it, I imagine.

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  1. Message for Shira:. Next weekend, post the brolly lady story as first in a novella series: use that scene as the inciting incident, then the key or primary incident (aka crossing the threshold), then the midpoint twist, and then as the climax, and last, as the final ordeal.

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