June 2, 2007

Retirement blog seems like the thing to do

STARDATE 2007.06.02 - The most amazing ideas pop into your head when you don't have to get up and go to work, like calling a blog 'Captain's Blog' and using it as a vehicle to talk about retirement adventures.

So far, our retirement adventures don't seem a great deal different than our normal chaotic lives, but we'll see.

After all this is only day three of the adventure that will continue until... well, let's not go there.

My favorite two Star Trek captain's are James T. Kirk and Jean-Luc Picard, numbers one and two respectively in the series.

James T. Kirk

Jean Luc Picard
Jean-Luc Picard

Kirk I appreciated for his whimsy, courage and willingness to admit being wrong. And he was wrong a lot. Ask Ensign Savik.

Picard I appreciate for his courage and attention to duty and for giving me one of the best lines I've ever heard about when it's time to stand and fight.

"They invade our space, and we fall back.
They assimilate countless worlds, and we fall back.
Not again. Not this time.
The line must be drawn here!
This far, no farther!"

All that fight talk seems pretty far away, as this is written on the planet Earth, in the northern hemisphere but in a temperate climate with friendly natives.

We'll see what tomorrow's adventures bring.

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