inessential by Brent Simmons


Years ago I picked up a habit from Worf on Star Trek. Whenever some people did something sneaky or treacherous, especially if they tried to hide, Worf would say something like, They are without honor.

So that’s what I do. I’m watching TV news about the Enron scandal. Sheila and I are just speechless, flabbergasted, bewildered. Suddenly I say, affecting a deep voice and enunciating clearly, “They are cowards and they have no honor.”