Current round-up

Current Reading

  • The Forge of Tubal Cain by Ann Finnin
  • The Roebuck in the Thicket by Evan John Jones, Robert Cochrane, and Michael Howard
  • The Passion of Mary Magdalene by Elizabeth Cunningham
  • Kissing the Limitless by Thorn Coyle

Current Viewing

  • David Suchet as Poirot
  • Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwick
  • Deep Space Nine, season five
  • Bones, current episodes
  • Batman Beyond, season one
  • Secrets of the Dead
  • American Experience
  • Nova

Current Listening

  • medieval and troubadour stuff, principally Ensemble Unicorn
  • Wanda Landowska playing Bach
  • Brazilian stuff on Last.fm courtesy of my husband
  • blues on Pandora, right now

Current Practice

  • New Hermetics Grounding & Centering
  • Middle Pillar
  • sitting meditation
  • defining goals
  • pore breathing with sunshine (when the sun is visible)

Special Mention

  • the “Trials and Tribble-ations” episode of Deep Space Nine. Conceived as their thirtieth-anniversary tribute to Trek, this episode sent the main cast back in time to the Kirk era to prevent Arne Darvin, Klingon spy, from enhancing his sabotage of the grain on Deep Space Station K-7 with a bomb emplanted in one of the tribbles.  The actors slid into those kicky ’60s uniforms and hair-do’s (Dax got a beehive) and wandered around going, “Wow, we’re on the Enterprise!”  The tech crew seamlessly interwove new footage with the original episode and digitally inserted new actors into old scenes, so that Dax gets to check out Spock’s ass and say he’s even handsomer in person, and O’Brien and Bashir join the line-up of crewmembers getting chewed out by Kirk after the brawl with the Klingons.  It’s a wonderfully funny ep that unashamedly loves the original show.
  • Pandora Radio.  I know this makes me terminally uncool, but I have much better luck getting Pandora to play me music I like than I do with Last.fm.
  • I am completely addicted to my weekly doses of Poirot and Holmes.  If I had discovered Jeremy Brett as a teenager, I would have been *so* hot for him.
  • the Middle Ages.  Yes, they had no sanitation, lots of emphasis on sin in their religion, wars, plagues, etc.  But they also had brilliant colors, spiritual joy, and bawdy songs.  In short, they knew how to party down.
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About padmarosa

K.S. Zangmo is the Dharma name of a writer, singer, library worker, Adept of the New Hermetics, practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism, keeper of two cockatiels, wife, and stepmother, all of whom are the same person.
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2 Responses to Current round-up

  1. executivepagan says:

    Heh. Favorite moment:
    “*Those* are Klingons? What happened?”
    “We don’t talk about it.”

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