Why You Should Love Leonard Simon Nimoy


I would like to take a little more web space to talk about my hero Leonard Nimoy. Every generation has its renaissance man. The people of the 15th century had Leonardo (awfully close to Leonard) Da Vinci, those in the 18th century had Ben Franklin and if you were born between 1940 and 1980 allow me to introduce you to yours…


Poet, photographer, actor, director, musician and ladies man, Leonard Simon Nimoy. Some might think it amusing to compare Nimoy to great men of past ages, but this is serious business. This multi-faceted man is in many ways superior to your Franklins and Davincis. Did Da Vinci amass an army of zealous followers (think of all those trek fans) within his lifetime? And sure Franklin was well liked, but he also had many detractors, but can you think of one person you know who dislikes Nimoy? He is the Renaissance Man: The Next Generation (yikes).

So lets take a moment to appreciate his poetry:

When love happens
Through a person or
A song or a poem

What joy
What excitement
To know that I
All of me,
My child and my adult
All of me,
Is touched again
With the flowing love
Of the best that is me
And my fellow man
That part of us . . .
That cares

His photography:


And of course his music:


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6 thoughts on “Why You Should Love Leonard Simon Nimoy

  1. Mari says:

    Hi there, I love Leonard Nimoy, too!! I am right now subscribing to your podcast based solely on the fact that we are both fans of this beautiful man (and well, the podcast seems pretty cool anyways). I’m sure I’ll be back with comments after I have time for a listen!

  2. Mari says:

    Yes, I’m currently in the process of psychically mapping out a new Spock/Nimoy fan site. Of course, I’ve never done anything like that, and I’m busy with school at the moment, but I think it’ll make a good summer project…

  3. Mari says:

    Yes, absolutely. You are officially “in the loop.” As of right now, it is a very small loop, however. I do have an awesome domain name, but that’s about it… Thank you for the offer.

  4. I love this. I grew up on TOS and rewatch all three seasons (even the third) periodically. Leonard Nimoy has always been my favorite part of that show. Even following him on Twitter, his spirit is so awesome and makes me smile. I somehow started following you on Twitter and now am glad I did. Cheers.

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