Well, I thought the war scare (as I put it) between Russia and Ukraine was just that: a scare. But the war scare, alas, is now war. So far Russia seems to be winning, but we’re less than a week into Putin’s “special military operation” … Continue readingRedrawing the Map of Ukraine?
“Woah!” said Summit, as he focused his eyes on what he was seeing through the telescope, “Come look at this!” Dimity shuffled over to the eyepiece and went “Wow! That’s a habitat! Moving right over the Moon!” She yielded the eyepiece to him so he … Continue readingLast Light
No doubt prompted by the ongoing war scare between Russia and Ukraine, I’ve been idly thinking about geopolitics, alternate histories, possible futures, borderline utopian visions. And about aspects of discourse that have long bugged me, such as how “Europe” as a geopolitical entity is very … Continue readingIdle Geopolitics
It’s kinda funny that I have such a dearth of normal careers I like and can realistically enter, because it’s struck me more and more, both for my New Year Resolutions for 2022 and for my birthday the other day, that I might actually have … Continue readingInterests Too Many, and Never Enough
What would be the ideal car for me? If I became super-rich, one thing I’d like to do is custom-build my own car from the ground-up. First of all, it would have to be a convertible; I love feeling the wind and the air on … Continue readingMy Dream Car
As even the more casual Star Trek fans know, after the original series came a series of six movies with the same cast. Making a spash with “The Motion Picture”, the second film ended up spawning two direct sequels, forming a trilogy, ending in “The … Continue readingA What-If for the Star Trek Original Movies
In the universe of Star Trek, will the Dominion eventually become the galaxy’s dominant power? An empire of many races all controlled by a secretive and shadowy group of shapeshifters, the Dominion may well be the most interesting of all the Federation’s adversaries, and perhaps … Continue readingOne Dominion to Rule Them All?