Captain’s Blog: Stardate 06252022.1

Listen to this episode Throughout my years as an officer with Starfleet, I’ve had a few scary moments but nothing prepared me for what I experienced recently. As implausible as it may seem, I had an encounter with what I can only describe as a demon. I normally wouldn’t openly state such a thing butContinue reading “Captain’s Blog: Stardate 06252022.1”

Captain’s Blog: Stardate 06032022.7

Listen to this episode As I left Starfleet Academy (University), I was eager to explore the universe. At the time, I believed that I had a pretty good understanding of what the universe was and how to navigate it. Subsequently, I’ve come to realize how little I knew back then. Somewhere along the line I’veContinue reading “Captain’s Blog: Stardate 06032022.7”

Captain’s Blog: Stardate 05082022.3

Listen to this episode At Starfleet Academy (university), I learned the value of looking outside myself in order to form a more objective perspective. Diversity of opinion is important because there are so many unique points of view that I generally think it’s impossible to have a full understanding of a topic unless you takeContinue reading “Captain’s Blog: Stardate 05082022.3”

Captain’s Blog: Stardate 04042022.8

Listen to this episode One of the few constants in the universe is change. It’s something I’ve brought up before but it’s on my mind once more. So much of life is a transitory experience. In childhood, the way that you think about things, how you feel, the people you meet change as you getContinue reading “Captain’s Blog: Stardate 04042022.8”

Captain’s Blog: Stardate 02222022.2

Listen to this Episode As a cadet in Starfleet Academy, I somehow became obsessed with trying to understand the Truth of reality. At the time, I wanted to know why I couldn’t quite fit in with others and how to fix what was wrong with me in order to better fit in with my peers.Continue reading “Captain’s Blog: Stardate 02222022.2”

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 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”