The beauty and shame of blogging, we all know, is that you can post whatever you want whenever you want. But guest blogging is a little different, since it requires the cooperation of a host site.

I’ve been asked to do a few guest blogs in support of Primacy, and I’ve obliged.

A few weeks ago I was watching Planet of the Apes, the original version, circa 1968, for the first time in many years. It’s a movie you can only enjoy fully one time because of the famous concluding scene, the Big Surprise. I was streaming it on Netflix and only half-watching, at least until the point where our confused astronauts encounter a tribe of wild humans. One of those humans turns out to be a woman who eventually becomes Nova. Like all the wild humans, Nova can’t speak, and mainly she’s there to look pretty.