Cord Devlin

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This is the story of a boy named Cord,

Who on family trips could become quite bored.

 

Frequently abroad for dad’s International Diplomacy,

Cord had to make time at the American Embassy.

 

One day, however, he chanced to view,

An old TV show from out of the blue.

 

There were funny names like Kirk and Spock,

But the science fiction was far from Schlock.

 

Star Trek had starships, aliens and planets galore,

And featured a crew that thirsted for more.

Superior Ability Breeds Superior Ambition

star_trek_into_darkness_poster_teaser  When I was a kid I aspired to be like my heroes. Most of us   did. I liked the superheroes but I also liked those without any super normal abilities too. The Lone Ranger comes to mind as one of my first heroes in that category. He proved that one didn’t have to be born on the planet Krypton to be something special. Ambition and training could transform someone as well. The theme of improved humanity, however, served as a cautionary tale in a memorable episode of Star Trek.