Minbari Mondays, A Distant Star, and, Ask a Librarian about lifeboats!

Here is the latest installment of our ongoing letter from Ranger Mayann.

This is her 4th report during 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 third year of operation of the station.   Captain Sheridan shows, in this incident, why he was worthy to become The One that Will Be…

From the city of  Tuzanor, on Minbar Earth year 2279,

Anla’Shok Mayann

Shira’s Addendum to Ranger Mayann’s report:

This episode is so cool, because it takes a little known historical fact, and uses it in a new situation.  And it shows that thinking outside the box matters.   The aptly named explorer ship Cortéz gets a beautiful long-shot rescue “taking a page from the life boat service” in a daring new tactic that proves once again that this guy is the right person for the job.

For the first time ever, also, I can agree with a comment on drinking, as Ivanova tells the Captain to stop worrying about his lost friends, promising to drink with him, if it ends up being a Wake, but in the meantime, to focus on that old Egyptian blessing.

Garibaldi, and even Delenn, meanwhile, both take on the Italian food delegation as distractions to talking with the Doctor.


Last week’s Geometry of Shadows, and next week’s Long Dark

That was 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 history as one of the tools  we use to solve modern problems, 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,
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: 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 this GoodReads button: ,  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.



21 thoughts on “Minbari Mondays, A Distant Star, and, Ask a Librarian about lifeboats!

        1. I do?
          Even with this horrible stuff I write and schedule for the weekends, when it will hopefully not interfere with the Wednesday work, and the Thursday reminders of work done past/possible for the future? 🙂

          I hope that I can help to bring a happiness to at least one member of our future generation, and that that bit of happiness can expand into tools to bring happiness in larger and even full measure to all human beings, eventually.

          Thank you, Alec, for reminding me of this hope for happiness…

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          1. one eye on the past to guide the other in the future… away from and towards,eh… the happiness derives from an echo Shira and knowing that in those hollowed out moments one gets a reply from another who knows of the darkness…. precious, so damn precious…

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            1. Ah, ok, now that makes sense.

              “…in those hollowed out moments one gets a reply from another who knows of the darkness…. precious…

              This was what I needed to understand.
              Thank you, Alec.

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    1. I loved that solving of a seemingly intractable problem by using a telescoping line of ships out into the void. And then the Lt. solving his problem by getting the Explorer class ship’s crew to figure out the right direction, and even better, by figuring out how to get home based on the tangent to the enemy ship’s direction!

      Excellent problem solving!

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