Today we saw the passing of a legend. Leonard Nimoy passed away earlier this morning in Los Angeles at the age of 83. He is most widely known for his portrayal of the half human-half Vulcan Mr. Spock from the original Star Trek series.
I am a proud Trekkie and Mr. Spock was my favorite character, by far. My interest in Science and technology was influenced, in part, by this character. I don’t talk about it very much, but I spent the first several years of my working career as a computer and technology professional. Back in the day I boldly went where few women had gone before. It was the logical choice for me.
Leonard Nimoy further influenced me with In Search Of and later, Ancient Mysteries. In both shows, Mr. Nimoy would direct us through pieces of evidence of strange and mysterious myths, legends, unexplained phenomena, and the like. It was appealing to see experts looking for explanations of the supernatural in the natural. This is the approach to the paranormal I use in my work and my life.
Mr. Nimoy was also a talented writer, director, poet, and photographer. You can go to http://www.leonardnimoyphotography.com to view and purchase his work. You can also go to http://www.shopllap.com/default.asp to purchase merchandise associated with his Mr. Spock character. There will be a special shirt for sale that the proceeds will go to the COPD Foundation.