Hi Fi Stoicism


“A person’s worth is measured by the worth of what he values.”

– Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

I urge you to compare this Nick Hornby quote from High Fidelity, previously on this blog. It seems at least some lad lit has the imprimatur of the Stoics…

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The graveyard of lost Star Trek episodes

I dreamed I visited a necropolis with tombs for individual Star Trek episodes. Person-segments of Kirk and other characters in the episodes were buried there, with the phasers and tricorders they used, and related memorabilia.

To clarify, what was buried in each episode’s tomb was not the character’s body, but a part of the character’s four-dimensional extension from the beginning to the end of the episode. The tombs also contained all the associated props and sets for the episode – or rather, the segments of their “real life” equivalents in the world of Star Trek for the same period.

The segments included time the characters spent offscreen. For example, if McCoy were notionally off in Sickbay concocting a cure for the planetary plague of the week during much of the episode, that time would also be included.

My dreams have been a bit more vivid since I’ve been getting more sleep while I’m looking for work.