#27- On Culture

Culture is a tricky thing. Hard to nail down. We throw the term around every day in various cliched phrases: "high culture", "cultural diversity", "cultural appropriation", "culture wars". But do we really have a grasp on what makes up a culture? Can a culture change? Can cultures be good or bad? What is the difference …

#21- Storage Compartments? Storage Compartments? (50 Things I’ve Learned From Star Trek)

There is a lot of talk about storage compartments in "The Trouble With Tribbles".  A lot. But for all this talk, and use of storage compartments, Starfleet seems to have had some very serious oversight in the area of these simple containment units. Starfleet's officers, and even their captains, seem to lack the basic knowledge …

#20- Violence Brings Down A Society (50 Things I’ve Learned From Star Trek)

It's possible to argue that some wars are just and necessary. I'm not here to argue for or against that premise. I'm not here to talk about specific isolated events of war and violence. I'm  here to talk about the fate of a culture of war and violence. I'm talking about cultures that pride themselves …