Phosphorescent

adventures in absorbing and reflecting God's light


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Three Ways to Support Canada’s Red Serge

20160411_185436Today is the ceremonial funeral for a Member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who was killed while on duty. I didn’t know Constable Sarah Beckett, but in the 20+ years I have worked for the RCMP in various administrative support capacities and places, I have met many like her.

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The Red Shirt

In the television series, Star Trek, a crew member usually wore a red shirt. When an away (from the ship) mission was organized to explore new worlds, leonard-nimoy-393861_1280watchers knew the unnamed character who wore the low-ranking uniform of the red shirt would likely be the one who died.

The red shirt, in literature, movies, and television, has become synonymous with the disposable character of a story line.

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