Off the Record

(A more extemporaneous entry) Listen to this Episode After 2 and a half years of not talking with me, my dad called me. He called with the purpose of reiterating what he has already told me; which is to say that he accepts my transition but still remains firm in his belief that little kidsContinue reading “Off the Record”

Captain’s Blog: Stardate 12212021.2

Listen to this Episode The ability to meet one’s future alternate self is usually only considered to be something that takes place in science fiction novels. Yet, on my latest away mission, I found myself talking to a distressed retired admiral (senior citizen) that had some remarkably similar life experiences and feelings which had meContinue reading “Captain’s Blog: Stardate 12212021.2”

Captain’s Blog: Stardate 12122021.2

Listen to this Episode While serving on Starbase 321 (work), I was reminded that one’s fortunes can change in an instant. My commanding officer (supervisor) was fired. One of the few constants in this galaxy is that change is inevitable. Impermanence is generally a good thing because the universe would be boring if it wereContinue reading “Captain’s Blog: Stardate 12122021.2”

Captain’s Blog: Stardate 12092021.4

Listen to this episode As I explore the moon (nearby field) by Starbase 321 (work), I find myself thinking about the commonality I share with the objects around me. There’s a false distinction between that which we are and our surroundings. We see the things around us as distinctively different when in fact most thingsContinue reading “Captain’s Blog: Stardate 12092021.4”

Captain’s Blog: Stardate 12062021.8

Listen to this episode I went on my first away mission with my work crew. During the ride in the shuttlecraft (car), the conversation was lighthearted. The specific details of the mission are classified per orders of Starfleet Command. I will say that the mood inside the shuttlecraft was somber once we were flying backContinue reading “Captain’s Blog: Stardate 12062021.8”

Captain’s Blog: Stardate 11302021.6

Listen to this Episode The crew (kids) and I have been quite busy this week. Our away mission to the Francisco sector was quite successful in providing some respite for the crew and I. It’s not often that Federation dignitaries (my extended family) get together. It’s a nice reminder that our crew isn’t alone inContinue reading “Captain’s Blog: Stardate 11302021.6”

Captain’s Blog: Stardate 11252021.5

Listen to this Episode The crew is in a festive mood this Thanksgiving day morning. As I prepare my officers for an away mission, I am mentally taking stock of the things I am grateful for. I think it’s easy to take for granted the things one has and to start to cast your eyeContinue reading “Captain’s Blog: Stardate 11252021.5”

Captain’s Blog: Stardate 11192021.7

Listen to this episode Once again, I find myself in my quarters staring out the viewport. As intergalactic space drifts by, my mind wanders. Fragments of thoughts and feelings flutter through my brain at any given moment especially when I’m alone. Currently, I’ve being trying to resolve some of the cognitive dissonance I’m having betweenContinue reading “Captain’s Blog: Stardate 11192021.7”

Captain’s Blog: Stardate 11122021.2

Listen to this Episode As the crew and I fly through intergalactic space, I find myself pondering the possible physics that would need to take place in order for our consciousness to be preserved after death. The current paradigm regarding the transition between our physical bodies into the afterlife seems to assume a sort ofContinue reading “Captain’s Blog: Stardate 11122021.2”

Captain’s Blog, Stardate 11072021.7

Listen to this episode Our ship continues to be deployed to various sectors around the quadrant. Though I’ve been productive this week, I feel physically and emotionally drained. I try to stay positive and upbeat around the crew (kids). As captain of this vessel, I believe its important to try to keep morale up whileContinue reading “Captain’s Blog, Stardate 11072021.7”