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Entries Tagged as 'Firefly'

Stanley Cup Finals

May 31st, 2016 · No Comments · Firefly, hockey, Serenity, sports, tv

As I have mentioned elsewhere, there tends to be two kinds of fans rooting for their favorite team in the playoffs when that team loses. One type hopes the team they lost to wins the Championship The reason is that a case could be made that their team, their favorite team, which lost to the […]

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Firefly Is Everywhere

January 25th, 2015 · No Comments · Firefly, Serenity, tv

Some blog posts I write are actually written hoping someone will read them, in particular when I discuss technology or sometimes political topics. Some blog posts are random musings on some aspect of entertainment and while I am unsure as to whether I add serious value to the public square they are least are comprehensible. Some blog […]

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What I Learned From My Birthday This Year

July 11th, 2014 · No Comments · family, Firefly, Serenity, washington nationals

As many of you know my birthday was earlier this week. Most of the day of my birthday I spent working on responding to discussion posts and grading midterm papers for the graduate class I teach at the University of Maryland University College. During the day I talked to my two wonderful daughters. I spent […]

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Still More Proof That the Bob Newhart Finale Was the Best Ever

April 1st, 2014 · 2 Comments · Entertainment, Firefly, Serenity

So last night was the finale to the TV show, How I Met Your Mother. As some of you know I only on a regular basis watch four TV ‘shows’ on a regular basis: Hockey games Baseball games (and wasn’t the Nationals season opener something) The Big Bang Theory (as I tell people I was not […]

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Follow Your Passion

September 27th, 2012 · No Comments · Firefly, life, movies, Serenity

I have learned over the years that doing things that you are passionate about is very important. This was brought home to me earlier this week when I had lunch with a long-time friend of mine who I worked with during my time at Sun Microsystems. We were comparing job experiences and she remarked that […]

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Astronaut Alvin Drew in China, Now at the Space Station

February 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment · 2009 china solar eclipse, Entertainment, Firefly, international, travel

In 2009, our family went to China to see a solar eclipse. This was the second solar eclipse we had gone to, the first being in Turkey in 2006, but this time we also took our daughters, Miriam and Tamar with us. In Wuhan, where we watched the eclipse we were joined by an American […]

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Superman Doomsday

February 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Entertainment, Firefly

I finished Superman Doomsday, http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/superman_doomsday/, this morning. This was an animated cartoon based on the series where DC killed off Superman in the early 1990’s. At the time, it cause quite a reaction, getting coverage in the national and even international press. Millions of readers who had never read comics, bought copies. While I had […]

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The Big Bang Theory Hearts Firefly

February 9th, 2010 · No Comments · 2009 china solar eclipse, Entertainment, Firefly, government business, movies, Serenity, travel

For those who knew me when I was the CIO at the US Department of Transportation, you will know that I held a monthly lunch with a small band of fans of both the TV show Firefly, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefly_(TV_series), and the movie Serenity, http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/serenity/. For references to this, see the end of the interview I gave […]

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Serenity On The Yangtze

July 21st, 2009 · No Comments · 2009 china solar eclipse, Firefly, Serenity, travel

For those who have come in late to the story, I am a member of what some might call a cult that worships Firefly and Serenity.  Firefly was a TV show created by Joss Whedon, who among other things was the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which lasted less than one season. It was […]

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