Commander William Riker’s Haiku

Riker 38Commander Riker is the jack of all trades on the Enterprise-D.  Rocking the hipster beard in the 24th century, he was before (after) his time.  My mom still loves him and will always love him.  Counsel Troi better stay out of her way.

 

 

*Husky Harlequin is the author of the new time travel novel Time’s Alibi or The Quantum of Jazz Between the Sun and the Grave.  It’s more than sci/fi; it’s a political statement.  Grab a copy and visit another dimension during your lunch break.

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Captain Picard’s Haiku

Picard 37Captain Picard vs. Captain Kirk.  Cerebral vs. cavalier.  French (English) vs. American (Canadian).  Comb-less vs. Comb-over.  Who ya got?  Seriously though, I’d want both of them on my side.  Picard as my Godfather and Kirk as my consigliere (war time, of course).

*Husky Harlequin is the author of the new time travel novel Time’s Alibi or The Quantum of Jazz Between the Sun and the Grave.  It’s more than sci/fi; it’s a political statement.  Grab a copy and visit another dimension during your lunch break.

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Uhura’s Haiku

Uhura 36Uhura is one of the most intelligent characters on the Enterprise’s crew.  She can give Spock a run for his money.  In the 1960s, she was a trailblazer, revered in our family till this day.  Everyone loves a smart, confident woman!

 

 

 

*Husky Harlequin is the author of the new time travel novel Time’s Alibi or The Quantum of Jazz Between the Sun and the Grave.  It’s more than sci/fi; it’s a political statement.  Grab a copy and visit another dimension during your lunch break.

www.HuskyHarlequin.com

Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy’s Haiku

McCoy 35Dr. McCoy always seemsto get the best lines on the series.  I love to riff on them to my kid sister, who is now a doctor in her own right.  Fortunately, she is not as dramatic.  Kirk, Spock, and Bones make up the best threesome in space.  Who says a third wheel is a bad thing?  They are more Musketeers than Amigos.  Mostly.

 

 

*Husky Harlequin is the author of the new time travel novel Time’s Alibi or The Quantum of Jazz Between the Sun and the Grave.  It’s more than sci/fi; it’s a political statement.  Grab a copy and visit another dimension during your lunch break.

www.HuskyHarlequin.com

Star Trek In My DNA

Star Trek LogoCall me a nerd.  Every night of my teen years, my family huddled together in front of the tube and fed our minds a serving a Star Trek:  The Next Generation.  It had a strange effect of both satiating my need for entertainment while stoking my envy.  I needed to be on the Enterprise.  Star Trek was progressive in a social sense because humanoids, Klingons, Vulcans, Romulans, and multi-ethnic beings all got along (okay, not always).  It felt like a place where I could fit in because my own melting pot heritage often left me feeling like an outsider in a complicated society.  For one hour a day, I was guaranteed acceptance.

But beyond being progressive, Star Trek was transcendent.  “Space, the final frontier…”  To me, as an adult, Star Trek now stands for two things.  First, if humanity could just learn to trust one another, it would in turn learn to love.  True brotherly love.  If we could just achieve this basic fundamental as a race, great things would happen.  I am reminded that I once read that trust and love are nearly the same thing.  I find it hard to argue with this notion.  They at least come from the same corner of the heart.

Second, mankind belongs on the frontier.  In America, somewhere in the last fifty or sixty years, folks generally have embraced the idea that playing it safe is the best policy.  Avoid risk at all costs because failure hurts.  I can’t honestly say this mentality bad or wrong, but for me, I want to do more than merely exist.  From my point of view, it seems like mankind is at its best living on the “frontier,” with our backs against the wall, with our success not guaranteed.  On the outskirts, we find what we are made of, and we are forced to grow if we want to thrive.  When we adopt this frontier mentality, I believe we evolve into better beings because of the challenges we willingly meet head-on.  Yes, sometimes we get bowled over, but we will rise stronger and wiser.

Call me an idealist, but if Starfleet Academy opens its doors tomorrow, I’m joining up.  I’ll wait tables in Ten Forward if I have to.  Will you join me?

*Husky Harlequin is the author of the new time travel novel Time’s Alibi or The Quantum of Jazz Between the Sun and the Grave.  It’s more than sci/fi; it’s a political statement.  Grab a copy and visit another dimension during your lunch break.

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Captain Kirk’s Haiku

Kirk 34There is never a dull moment with Captain Kirk at the wheel.  But he will always bring the Enterprise home, even if it has three flats and an empty gas tank.

 

 

 

*Husky Harlequin is the author of the new time travel novel Time’s Alibi or The Quantum of Jazz Between the Sun and the Grave.  It’s more than sci/fi; it’s a political statement.  Grab a copy and visit another dimension during your lunch break.

www.HuskyHarlequin.com

Spock’s Haiku

Spock 33Spock was one of my big sister’s heroes.  She would bleed green for him.  Despite a governor on his emotions, Spock is multifaceted.  It is fun to see Spock go off the rails more often in the JJ Abrams reboot.  He is almost manic.

 

 

 

*Husky Harlequin is the author of the new time travel novel Time’s Alibi or The Quantum of Jazz Between the Sun and the Grave.  It’s more than sci/fi; it’s a political statement.  Grab a copy and visit another dimension during your lunch break.

www.HuskyHarlequin.com