My fellow American Trekkies,
Darn right I voted today! It is 7:05 p.m. EST as I write this – Just under 2 hours left at the polls here at 9:00 p.m. The rest of the time zones follow with the west coast being last.
If you haven’t voted, be sure you do before the polls close! Thank you and may Democracy Live Long and Prosper! ❤
Forgive me for not posting in a while, but May has (and often is) a very busy month for me. The end of the school year is always a time of lots of running around and lots of events. I’ve been subbing all month for an aide at the high school, and between holidays (Mother’s Day, Memorial Day), my other job (fabric store) and personal events (my son’s 21st birthday, our 25th Anniversary) you can say I’m exhausted!
But I do have some articles in the pipeline once the school year ends and I look forward to sharing them with you!
For now I must say Thank You to all my followers here, especially the newest ones who have brought Trekker Scrapbook’s following to 500!!! Never thought I’d reach that! Thanks so much for your interest, and I’m glad you’re enjoying the 1000 plus posts that I’ve put here since starting this blog nearly 7 years ago! Your patience will be rewarded!
Thanks again, happy spring, and Live Long and Prosper! – Therese 🙂
In remembrance of Leonard on his birthday this year, I donated a copy of Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy by Richard Michelson to my local elementary school library! I happened to donate it on Leonard’s actual birth date; March 26th, which made it extra special. The librarians were very pleased with this beautiful book with its loving illustrations by Edel Rodriguez. It tells about young Leonard grew up in Boston, discovering his ambitions to be an actor and photographer, and how his faith influenced a very important part of Vulcan heritage.
I signed the book to the students and urged them to follow their dreams as Leonard did, and of course to Live Long, and Prosper! I hope the kids will enjoy it, and that Leonard’s legacy will live on with them ❤ You can buy a copy here.
The librarian was delighted!
My inscription to the kids.
I hope the kids will be inspired by Leonard’s story. (me with the book)
For all my readers here in the United States, here’s a great DIY eclipse viewer you can slap together quickly to view the event! Be careful and enjoy, but remember to NEVER stare at the eclipse unless you you have certified protected glasses. I’m also posting another article here with everything you need to know: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/16/541132645/heres-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-total-solar-eclipse
Isn’t life amazing? Take care and enjoy, Therese 🙂 ❤
Here’s the DIY eclipse viewer – easy!
Therese with the marvelous cast of Jesus Christ Superstar. (I’m the hippie with the white daisies in my hair, 2nd row 3rd from left)
Sorry I haven’t posted in a while. I’ve been busy the past couple of months as a cast member in a local production of Jesus Christ Superstar. This weekend is the last three shows, and I gotta tell you, this has be a wonderful adventure for me, and it’s a joy to get back into a little acting again! I’m in the ensemble for the piece, and I’m playing everything from a worshiper to a fish merchant to an angel!
Jesus Christ Superstar is the classic rock opera from 1970 penned by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. It brings to life the last week in the life of Jesus and his conflicts with the priests of the Sanhedrin and his disciple Judas. It’s a powerful musical, with classic songs like I Don’t Know How To Love Him, Gethsemane, King Herod’s Song and, of course, the title number.
Our show has been the happiest hard work I’ve ever done! It’s a joy to see it come together from audition to final piece, and I’ve made many lovely new friends.
If any of you live in the Binghamton, NY area, please come check it out! You can read a review here and get tickets here.
I’ll be back next week with Trek stuff. Thanks for your patience! 🙂 -Therese
Today, November 16, is COPD World Awareness Day. It saddens me to think of how many people have suffered with this condition, but what’s more, it is a mostly preventable condition. (unless genetic) Remember how Leonard stressed abstinence and quitting in his final year. He had said:
“I quit smoking 30 years ago; not soon enough!” …”If you smoke, quit now and if you haven’t started, don’t!”
To think that in his last hours, the poor man couldn’t even talk, his beautiful baritone voiced silenced, his lungs closing up, is heart-wrenching. I’ll never forget when I saw him in NYC in 2013 how he had an awful coughing fit on the stage of Symphony Space. This was before his disease was public knowledge, but I suspected that something was awfully wrong with him. I’m sure had he survived he would still be promoting awareness of the awful diseases that are under the tent of COPD; emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Please support the COPD community and in Leonard’s memory, please don’t smoke. And thanks to his daughter Julie, for making this part of the conversation. ❤
It’s important to stand up for what you believe in. Here’s Leonard at the Writer’s Strike of 1988.