Shades of Lazarus

Captain's Log, Stardate 092918 Having barely escaped our encounter at Farpoint Bronson, we set a course for Federation space. As we departed, our antimatter clones watched with interest, their minds calculating, conspiring, but what? Our impulse engines humming just outside the far edges of known space, I called for the crew to prepare for warp. … Continue reading Shades of Lazarus

The Enemy Without…

Captain's Log, Stardate 092218 Without so much as an echo on the scanners, neither the First Officer nor our Science Officer will offer their opinion on the ghost ship sighting. But I am certain enough that I am adding it here, to my own official records. I don't use a superstitious term such as "ghost … Continue reading The Enemy Without…

Encounter at Far Point Bronson

Captain's Log, Stardate 091518 We've arrived at the edges of Federation space, transiting through the Dakotas into Northern Minnesota. It is a strange sight to watch the last of the stars slip off the bow and then stare into a featureless void. Gravitational currents of unknown origin pull on Discovery's hull as we cross the … Continue reading Encounter at Far Point Bronson

The Devils of Blue Earth

Captain's Log, Stardate 090818 Late last week we entered orbit around a lush, wet world known to the native populations as Blue Earth. Disappointingly, the soil is of the brown variety and not blue as advertised, but it is still alien nonetheless compared to the typical red of our home world. The flora here is … Continue reading The Devils of Blue Earth

Living Free Means Hard Work

*Another update in my personal saga as I search for a means to commit mobile fiction. It's been a busy few months and, yes, my writing has slowed but not to worry - I'll be back on track soon. Eric and Spencer keep chatting in the back of my mind and my work in progress … Continue reading Living Free Means Hard Work

Minimalist Mindset

Last weekend we managed to squeeze in a trip in Discovery. We found a hidden gem of a state park only three hours outside the summer kiln of Dallas / Fort Worth. We lounged lakeside enjoying the thrill of doing absolutely nothing. I'd intended to file the usual Captain's Log for our trip, but lately … Continue reading Minimalist Mindset

The Road Ahead

  For our latest trip in Discovery, I wrote a fairly general post about encountering difficulties along the way. I'd meant to give my typical Captain's Log entry (or First Officer...there's likely some debate and a brewing mutiny) but as it turned out, I didn't have time. This was our first real test. Embarking from … Continue reading The Road Ahead

Bumps and Bruises? All Part of the Journey…

Every day on the road with Discovery we learn something new. For instance, did you know the side mirror is exactly six feet off the ground? I’m six foot two… I’ve been bludgeoned by this reality multiple times now. Each stop requires a walk around check and my eyes are always lower to the ground. … Continue reading Bumps and Bruises? All Part of the Journey…

Calculating for the Newb Factor

Tomorrow we drive to Minnesota for my son's college orientation, our first real road test. Nine hundred and thirty eight miles, the oracles at Google tell us we'll be on the road for 13 hours and 45 minutes. Unfortunately, they don't have an option for "RV Time." It would take a pretty simple algorithm tweak … Continue reading Calculating for the Newb Factor