Category Archives: The Real World

Remembering Leonard on COPD Day

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. ❤
http://www.copdllap.com/

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My Weekly Spock -Writer’s Strike

It’s important to stand up for what you believe in. Here’s Leonard at the Writer’s Strike of 1988.

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Good Night America.

Friends, I won’t be posting for a while.  The events of the last 24 hours have left me so numb I will probably spend the next few weeks in deep prayer.

I am sickened and disgusted that this orange, arrogant, ignorant,  misogynistic, homophobic, racist will be taking over the reigns of my beloved country.  This man has no right to be anywhere near the nuclear codes.  He is a whiny overgrown toddler with skin thinner than an onion. Contrary to his continuous boasting, his is NOT smart, nor is he rational.   He has no respect for womanhood, he has no respect for anyone who is not white. He will reverse all the hope and good that came from the past 8 years and he has brought to the front the flagrant racism of white power.

I love my country, but I have never been an ‘our nation first’ kind of person.  I believe that every country deserves the right to live in peace and harmony, but I feel now that the nuclear clock is ever closer to midnight.  I cannot believe that so many people were suckered in by this racist bastard.  One thing I fear; the America I believe in will be soon plummeted into darkness. Trump will ally with Russia and is only happy to lick Putin and Kim Jong Un’s boots.  Our Four Freedoms here in America will slowly erode, as such:

Freedom of Speech:  Trump has already banned and mocked reporters at his rallies.  You can damn well bet that he will do his damnedest to remove any shred of disagreement in the media. He already has his Trump TV planned– I suspect it will become STATE TV.

Freedom from Want:  Not likely.  Trump will end or reverse all the programs that aid the poor. He will tax the hell out of the middle class and more.   He will keep the billionaires happy, of course.

Freedom of Worship.  Only if you’re a ‘Christian’ of course.  Jews, Muslims, Buddhist’s and all others need not apply.  He will drive out the Muslims, or very likely put them in internment camps.

Freedom from Fear.  I am more scared now than I have ever been in my life. Not just for my country, but for the world.  Trump will rout out anyone who disagrees with him.  And this is the man who asked not once, not twice, but THREE TIMES during a security briefing:  “Why can’t we use nuclear weapons?”

To the rest of the world, I am so sorry that my fellow countrymen were sucked in by this conman.  I am so sorry that our media gave this bastard free press EVERY FRIGGIN’ DAY for the past 15 months, and for all the fooled who crawled out of the woodwork to support him.  Apparently America is too naive to realize that it is NOT a good thing when one of the only papers to endorse a candidate is run by the Ku Klux Klan.

God Help Us.

To all my readers who voted for him, I will understand if you are offended by this post and decide to drop out.  I will not hold it against you.  I thank you for your time in the past.  But I’m afraid that under a Trump presidency, our future will be more of a Borg Collective than the tranquil solace of Vulcan.

May we all strive to Live Long and Prosper.  (Missing Leonard more than ever)   Love, Therese.

Update: (11/18) I added this meme sent in by reader Kid Charlemange, only modified it a bit to make it family-friendly (I totally understand Mr. Lincoln’s confusion) Thanks Kid. 🙂

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Crazy Busy End of School Year…

Hey Kids,

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while, but between end-of-year school events including 5 kids in my immediate family graduating from High School it’s a crazy time! (There’s my son, my niece, my two great-nieces, and my nephew!)  Thanks for your patience and I’ll be back soon!

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Vote! (Primary Day in NYS)

To all my Fellow New York State residents:

IMG_8329Today’s the Primary voting in the Presidential Election — polls close at 9:00 p.m. EDT, so please get out there!

(Of course I had to do a little homage to Leonard  ❤ )

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Happy Veteran’s Day

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Taking a Hiatus. See you in the Fall!

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Therese (self-portrait)  on  July 11, 2015

Hey Everyone,

I’m going to be taking some time off for a little while. Hours are building up at work, but more importantly, I have a lot of projects to do at home, as well as needing to get sufficient rest and exercise to get myself in better shape.   I need to lose @ 12 lbs. by the end of September, and my health is paramount. I’m down four already!   😀    It’s a start.

I don’t get as much traffic in the summer anyway, and that’s the way it should be!   I urge you all to get out there and have some fun!  Throw a Frisbee, play badminton, bike, hike, swim,  and do all the glorious things this season blesses is with. It’s almost 1/2 over!

See You in September

If you’re missing your Trek fix there’s over 900 posts on this site! Dig around!

And if you look to the left column here, you’ll see a countdown for when I come back!

I wish you a refreshing and restful summer, and I’ll see you in (late) September! Love to all and LLAP

And please don’t forget Celeste’s cancer fund — Wouldn’t it be wonderful if she reached her $50K goal by the time I come back???   Please help it become a reality;  you can donate here.  ❤

See you in September! – Therese  🙂