Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

04 Aug 2005, 11:42 a.m.

"And the dull pain that you live with / Isn't getting any duller"

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2005 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

My very first week of high school, I leapt up in an English class to defend Star Trek as an embodiment of our hopes for a better future. Does the Trek franchise need me to guard it from imprecation? Birdie's tale reminds me of how precious sci-fi is. Her children got more Trek-related attention this year, and you can buy relevant merchandise.

Her other stories have been entertaining me as well.

Title from The Mountain Goats, "The Young Thousands."