Captain’s Blog: Stardate 02162022

Listen to this episode In Starfleet Academy (University), cadets (students) are taught to approach problems in a very methodical manner. The world is presented as a puzzle that has mostly been solved by others. The main goal for cadets at the Academy is to memorize the material presented to them and for them to beContinue reading “Captain’s Blog: Stardate 02162022”

Captain’s Blog: Stardate 02022022.2

Listen to this Episode As a seasoned captain, it can become easy to feel like you’ve seen it all. I’ve done so much research, reflection and had my share of unusual experiences to the point where I believed that nothing could surprise me. Yet, once again I find myself looking out into space reflecting onContinue reading “Captain’s Blog: Stardate 02022022.2”

Captain’s Blog: Stardate 01222022.4

Listen to this Episode Once again I was reminded that the galaxy could be a dangerous place to inhabit. While at Starbase 321 (work), I received a subspace transmission (text) telling me that two of my officers (my daughter Bella and my son Noah) tested positive for the galactic plague (covid). After receiving permission fromContinue reading “Captain’s Blog: Stardate 01222022.4”

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”