Most of us can remember the opening lines of Star Trek: the Old Series,
“Space… the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations. To boldly go where no man has gone before.”
Probably a lot of us use it as a mantra as we wash our hands these days. Anything to help us avoid the strange new bit of life form called a virus that is making its way around the globe.
I must admit, I’ve been giving it some thought as I scrub up after a rare trip outside the house. I’ve also been flashing the Vulcan salute to others as I pass (not too close) by. It’s strange how one small infectious agent can change entire cultures. (And, how many Star Trek ideas are wrapped up in some cultures.)
So, in the spirit of the Enterprise and its many-year mission of exploration, though, I’ve been thinking about this virus a lot lately. Last week I posted about home-bound observing, which I hope some of you are able to do. Today, I want to talk about ...