Ok, so maybe they don’t, and the feeling is surely mutual! Here is the latest installment of our ongoing letter from Ranger Mayann.
This is her 3rd report of the third year of operation of the station:
Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa, Greetings from Tuzanor:
In this report, in the beginning of your Earth year 2259, it was the start of the third year of operation of the station. Ambassador Delenn had just finished making her transition, during this incident. While no Minbari were involved in the events of this report, the relationship between Michael Garibaldi, Captain Sheridan, and Commander Ivanova are shown to deepen in important ways, by this report.
This set of events, most importantly, show the adaptability and determination that would later lead to the rise of Ivanova from EarthForce to the leadership of my order, the Anla’Shok.
From the city of Tuzanor, on Minbar Earth year 2279,
Shira’s Addendum to Ranger Mayann’s report:
This episode is hilarious . Even the serious parts, like the start of Garibaldi’s character arc, are funny. First, the funny stuff!
For the first time in many years, the Technomages are seen. In numbers. This is not a good thing, but, Londo Mollari is never deterred by good sense. Suffice it to say that he is taught better manners by the head of that order.
Garibaldi, on the more serious side, is in a less than humorous place, toying with his service weapon, and with reasons to live, or not. Captain Sheridan gives him a chance to find a reason to keep living and serving, and Garibaldi takes it, when he realizes that his unique set of paranoid skills are just what the Captain and the station need.
Ivanova, meanwhile, just promoted to full Commander, learns to bring unity, through purple dye.
And of course, Mollari, does not learn anything, yet.
But he will…
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Shira Destinie A. Jones, BsC, MAT, MPhil
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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.
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