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Star Trek The Next Generation Thirtieth Birthday Bash

Monday, August 7, 2017 2:10
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Keely and I celebrated the thirtieth birthday of TNG with some special people over the weekend.

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Hanging out with the cast of TNG; from left to right, LeVar Burton, Patrick Stewart, Michael Dorn, Gates McFadden, Keely, me, Marina Sirtis, John de Lancie, Denise Crosby, and Brent Spiner.

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Keely on the bridge

 

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With Marina Sirtis (Troi)

 

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A miniature from one of the TNG episodes (“The First Duty”)

 

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Getting chased by the Borg!

 

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With Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space and a TNG guest star in “Second Chances”.

 

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Juan Ortiz made original posters for every single TNG episode and had them on display. While his Star Trek projects are different than my book project in execution, I think our projects are similar in spirit.

 

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With René Auberjonois (Odo on DS9)

 

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We had some fun celebrating the original series too.

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Listening to William Shatner speak

 

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Meeting with Shatner after

 

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Keely on the original bridge

 

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Me escaping the Guardian of Forever

 

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Thanks for checking out my photos!

Happy to have summer again!

Sunday, June 4, 2017 13:20
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Well, we didn’t have a bad winter here this year (which is something), but I’m happy my wife is finishing up the school year and we can get to our summer fun!

 

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By Jove!

Thursday, February 23, 2017 16:55
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We’ve had fairly decent February weather in Wisconsin lately, so I got up at 4am this morning to check out the cosmos in my telescope. There were no bugs and no Moon (which tends to obscure the stars), so I had a great time! The star of the night (pardon the scientifically inaccurate pun) was Jupiter and its moons. Check them out!

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Chicago

Thursday, February 16, 2017 22:20
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Had some fun in the Windy City with my wife.

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In a New York State of Mind

Sunday, January 1, 2017 16:09
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I went to New York for Christmas and had a lot of fun.

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At Madison Square Garden

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At the One World Trade Center

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Times Square

 

So about our President-elect…

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 20:07
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I can’t accept a bigoted President who bullies and lies, so I wrote a protest song about Donald Trump. I’m going to send a copy to my Congressman, Paul Ryan:

 

Been polishing up my next book

Monday, July 25, 2016 14:13
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Talk about some unusual places to do some editing… I’ve been hopping around the U.S. and Canada! But it’s been fun.

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Painting the Kitchen Cabinets

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 0:18
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I’ve been hard at work on my Star Trek books, the first of which will be available in September… but I did set the project aside for a couple weeks to paint my kitchen cabinets white. It was hard work, and I’ll be happy to get back to writing!

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And down below is the after…

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An Early Christmas

Saturday, November 21, 2015 10:58
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Apparently, Christmas could not wait for Thanksgiving. We woke up to our first snowfall of the winter today. The dog is in heaven.

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An Oregon Summer

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 16:49
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Just got back from my summer vacation in Oregon. Like Middle-earth, it has a little of everything! 110_0919

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