Well Yeah!

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, steer a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
Robert Heinlein

Minimum Competency

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Robert Heinlein – Donato Giancola

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, steer a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, and die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

— Robert A. Heinlein

From the Margin to the Fringe

Late to the dance, I’ve watching Fringe.  I won’t go into details (I’ll provide a link) but what hooked me was not that it is science fiction, though that is a favorite of mine, but that it tells a story.  The story is about people trying to make sense out of a increasingly confusing, even sinister world. Actually, it’s the people that make it sinister.

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I like the characters.  They are real people no better or worse than most of us, it’s just that they are faced with challenges that none of them chose but by their character are now committed to overcoming.

It is very likely that I will move from the Margin over to the Fringe from time to time. I hope that is ok with you?

JWS