If anyone is a fan of Babylon 5, you’ve pretty much guessed that I am as well, based on the title of this entry and the title of this Blog. I need to get that out of the way for two reasons, first (and foremost) to acknowledge the fantastic work of J. Michael Straczynski the creator and writer of the series, as well as countless other television programs and graphic media. It is quite simply one of the most influential and landmark Science-Fiction shows ever done for television. It had a profound influence on me, not only as a writer but as an inhabitant of this small world we inhabit and my place in it and in the grand scheme of things.
Second, and most important: one of the major philosophies of the show was about Mankind’s ascendance beyond our fragile world and into the void of space; about how we, as a species, have the potential for greatness within us…if only we can acknowledge our Humanity by getting past…well, our Humanity! It is also about choices, consequences and responsibility; how you make a choice, the consequences of that choice on your life and those around you, and taking and accepting responsibility for your actions. It seems so simple on one level, and yet in today’s very complex world, all of our choices have a much more profound impact than they have ever had at any time in our history. A simple decision you make today can impact the future of your children and the world tomorrow.
Basically, all of the choices we make in our lives boil down to the Past, Present, and Future all interacting at the same time, crossing pths simultaneously…intersections in real time. This Blog will most certainly be about Politics a lot of the time, as I am a Political junkie, and I have been for as long as I recall. It will also be about observations on current events and the Human condition. It will be about where we have been, are at, and where we are going as a species.
As you can imagine, this will not be a Blog filled with graphs and statistics. It will definitely be a Commentary from Yours Truly about everything I just mentioned and then some. As a Stay At Home Dad, I also have a plethora of tales to tell from the Homefront as well. I hope it will be informative and engaging as well as entertaining. If I get you to laugh or cry or walk away thinking about something, then I’ve done my job. My Comments Section is unmoderated, so please feel free to say what’s on your mind about the topic; just try and keep it civilized and somewhat family friendly. I may originally be from Brooklyn and can pretty much handle anything, but some of the other readers might be sensitive to certain things, so keep that in mind when replying.
I look forward to our adventures together.
And so it begins…