Category Archives: The Real World

Hi Everybody!

Hi All! Forgive me for not writing in a while. I assure you all is well, and my family and I are managing well during this pandemic. I pray you are all well too, and please feel free to let us know how you’re doing in the comments. I’d love to hear from you.

I’ve been keeping busy by making cloth masks to donate to local charities and hospitals that need it. (also taking orders) I worked at fabric store for 6 years, so I have a lot of fabric that is coming in handy for this undertaking. I have some Star Trek cloth too that I’m sure will bring a few smiles to wearers.

Just a few of the masks I’ve made.

Of course, we don’t know how long this pandemic will last, but we can continue to do our best by maintaining the guidelines to keep us all safe and to keep the virus from expanding, or worse, coming back for a second wave.

It’s astonishingly awful that COVID-19 has now claimed more American lives in three months, (over 60,000) than we lost in the entire Vietnam War. And now that over 30 U.S. states are loosening the restrictions, it is imperative that we stay extra cautious as some of us go out into the world again. Please ask yourself if certain trips are really necessary, and ALWAYS wear a mask when you are in the company of others, for the sake of them and their families as well as yours. This pandemic is far from over, and we all want to come out of it on the other side with our health intact.

I wonder what the Enterprise crew would have done in this situation? I’d like to think that in the Trek universe, plagues and pandemics are a thing of the past, but as long as there is matter, there are viruses. Just something we have to always be prepared for, and take a day at a time.

My wishes for your best health and happiness. Stay safe and busy!

I’ll post again soon, Therese.

Live Loooooooooooooooooooooong and Prosper! ❤

Corona Virus Advice from Star Trek

And now, a Public Service Announcement from trekkerscrapook.com

My Dear Friends and Fellow Trek Fans, We are going through a bizarre, somewhat surreal time in our world right now. I know you are all aware of the Corona Virus which causes COVID-19. There is no doubt that is very scary, and we are all stressed from worrying and preparing for it.

Although we cannot predict how long this will last or if we ourselves will be infected, I hope and pray that all reading this are taking precautions to prevent the spread of this malady, and that our families and friends will stay healthy and well.

We wonder how to keep ourselves occupied without our regular daytime activities, yet this pandemic also offers us a rare chance at simpler lives; taking time to enjoy our families at home, catching up on books and home chores and projects. In this creative spirit, I patched together the collage below, advising us on Corona Virus, as presented by some old pals 😉 You may share this but please be sure to credit me 🙂 Enjoy.

Today is the first day of Spring, and we will be reborn, it will just be a bit later. Kirk and Company would take this head on, as we can. Stay happy, stay strong, be logical. The Human Spirit is our strength. God Bless you all, and LLAP!

Trek Toon: Sleepy Veep

Hey, I couldn’t resist making this!  😉

I Voted!

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! ❤

Sorry I haven’t posted lately…

Hi Everyone!

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 🙂

Leonard at the Library

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)

 

 

Today’s the Solar Eclipse! Be Careful – Here’s a DIY Viewer Box!

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!

https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/video/build-your-own-eclipse-viewer-1021805124002

I’ve Been Busy!

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)

Hey Kids,

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

 

 

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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