Minbari Mondays, Gropos, & The Hidden Cost of Details

      This week’s set of incidents is the 10th this year, the third year of operation of the 5th Babylon station.  These events show the cost of not knowing important details, just as we all need to know the details of local laws related to finance and consumer credit policy…:


Greetings, from Tuzanor:

The events of these three days, in your Earth year 2259, are more important for you Humans to contemplate, than for us.  The Minbari made certain, particularly my Order, that after this incident, Ambassador Delenn learned how to fight, and to fight well.

The tragedy of those who became friends with some station personnel, and rescued our ambassador, could have been avoided, if only an arrogant father had listened to his son.  Like the captain, Dr. Franklin had details which could have saved lives, details of the heart, which, like the details of strategy offered by Captain Sheridan, were ignored by General Franklin.  Your general, or rather, his marines, paid the price for this deliberate ignorance both of empathy and of strategic knowledge.  And we are all diminished by this loss.


Writing from Tuzanor, on Minbar

Earth year2278,

Anla’Shok Mayann


             Shira’s addendum to Ranger Mayann’s report:

      I love how Babylon 5 has fun, but never looks away from the price, and never glorifies violence.  The cost of ignoring our humanity, and of ignoring the motives of our so-called allies, can be high.  For all of us, even those who survive such mistakes.        


Last week’s review was of the s2, original order ep 9: The Coming of Shadows

Next week’s s2ep11, All Alone in the Night, will post on Monday, 25.10.21…


-Shira Destinie Jones



Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa.

I come in peace, I am your friend.


There are earlier episodes, as part of a letter on the history of the Babylon Project.  

Action Items:

1.)  Share your thoughts on the importance of having and listening to details, and of the reasons behind what others may want us to do, 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

Read, Write

-we can learn from the past Stayed on Freedom’s Call for free,

     by Teaching and Learning (Lesson Plans offline) in the present, to

           help build a kinder future: Do Better: a Vision of a Better World

(Online pdfs of 5 month GED lesson 10 of 67 plans),

   and  Babylon 5 review posts, from a Minbari Ranger’s perspective: story inspires learning…

Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa.

Shira Destinie A. Jones, MPhil, MAT, BSCS

the year, 2021 CE = year 12021 HE

Stayed on Freedom’s Call
(free: 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.

Please leave a review, if you can, on the GoodReads page.

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


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