Minbari Mondays, The Geometry of Shadows, and Technomages love Mollari!

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,

Anla’Shok Mayann

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…


Last week, then next week: part of Ranger Mayann’s letter on the history of the Babylon Project.  

-Shira Destinie

Action Items:

1.)  Share your thoughts on the importance of finding the right reasons to live, and what tools  we use to do that in our different ways, please.

2.) Share your thoughts on how we Human Beings might start to build a more fully inclusive society for all of us, and how this episode of Babylon 5 could help that process.

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,
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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: 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 read Stayed on Freedom’s Call for free.  Please leave a review, if you can make a bit of time, on the GoodReads page.

Shira Destinie Jones’s work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

14 thoughts on “Minbari Mondays, The Geometry of Shadows, and Technomages love Mollari!

  1. I think reasons to live come from the people around us. There are many days since losing my daughter that I just don’t want to be here any more. But I love my son and my granddaughters and I have a circle of good friends now, even if we live far apart. Someone who was supposedly one of my closest friends abandoned me after my daughter died because she was no longer the center of the pity party and that’s what she lived for. That hurt so much – realizing I didn’t matter at all to someone I had care about so much. I did almost decide not to live any more that night the friendship was severed. I’m glad I didn’t. But when my time comes, I do look forward to eing with my daughter again. I miss her terribly.

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    1. Please accept my condolences on your loss, Patti, and my thanks for sharing something so personal. For me, reasons to live are more internally driven, as I don’t have a supportive circle of friends, nor anyone who really ‘gets’ what I am trying to do, at least irl, so I work to motivate myself to keep living in order to serve.

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