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What is home?

A place
A spot on a map
A time
A refuge
A sanctuary
Our castle
Where we can always return
Where we cannot go again
A place to land
A place to launch
Journey’s end
Journey’s beginning

What is home?

I don’t watch much television. But for some reason a few weeks ago, I recommendation made by my friend Sid Birt came back to me. I remembered sitting in my living room in Louisville watching Sid watch Battlestar Galactica:┬áthe Mary McDonnell and Edward James Olmos version. Sid’s recommendations have always led me to wonders and joy. I pondered the memory and then finally took the plunge.

Sid came through again. The show hooked me. Complex characters, splendid acting, intriguing, unpredictable story lines. It has it all. The show ponders significant questions that dance through the plot and episodes. Through it all, one remains: what is home?

Tonight, as the series draws to a close and the characters prepare to dismantle Galactica, characters spoke the question aloud.

What is home?

How do you answer?

See you along the Trail?

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Aircraft movement

Still sat the plane
at the gate,
wheels chocked,
jet bridge attached,
going nowhere.

I gazed at the
screen in the seat in front of me,
where complimentary Direct TV service
would play,
entertaining me with visual delights.

But “due to aircraft movement”
by the chocked-wheels,
aircraft going nowhere
the service was not available.

And I wondered at the cause:
had a crew member set a wrong switch?
Did sensors somewhere think the plane was moving?
The more I wondered, the less, I wanted to know.
I fell asleep.

3 October 2011
CO 1575

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