Planet Hopping – Mars

Captain’s Journal. Date: Irrelevant. For when science is the task, the task takes as long as it takes. Deadlines matter not aboard my ship. HQ feels differently.  Dear entertainment connoisseur, today I met someone. I picked up a cherry Slurpee at a 7/11 in the asteroid belt and then hopped over to a quiet corner … Continue reading Planet Hopping – Mars

Planet Hopping – Gaspra

Captain’s Journal. Date Taco Tuesday. But frankly, as I travel the stars by myself with no one to judge or love me, I ensure that Taco Tuesday happens at least 6 nights a week.  I’m just finishing up a review of the great wandering asteroid Gaspra. Yes, that’s right dear lovers of the cosmic tale, … Continue reading Planet Hopping – Gaspra

Planet Hopping – Orion Nebula

Captain’s Journal. Date. Friday y’all! Let’s get this party started! I’m really, really interested in finding out where the party is this weekend. A large gathering of people enjoying themselves and celebrating their accomplishments, or forgetting them, from the previous week sounds...well dear chewer of the merry words of this journal, that sounds pretty okay. … Continue reading Planet Hopping – Orion Nebula

Planet Hopping – The Carina–Sagittarius Arm

Captain’s Journal. Date. August? Is it August yet? Time is weird when you’re over 30. Dear content consumer, I could not help myself from returning to you so soon after our last chat. This is a big, big, mostly empty galaxy we live in and I, your restless captain, get to see it all. All … Continue reading Planet Hopping – The Carina–Sagittarius Arm

Planet Hopping

Captain's journal. Date L33t. Probably. Sometimes, dear listeners, calling the stars home gets downright tiresome. Sure the swirls of faraway galaxies and bright zipping comets provide life-defining scenes, but traveling planet to planet and investigating ancient ruins of lost alien civilizations does become a bit...oh who am I kidding?  This job is the best. I'm … Continue reading Planet Hopping

Not Quick Enough

The computer screen dimmed and the keyboard lights turned off. Terry closed the laptop and walked away from his day job for the evening. The walk to the parking lot was quick, but never quick enough. After eight to ten hours a day putting together user manuals, Terry was always in a rush to get … Continue reading Not Quick Enough

Captain Marra and the Lights

Captain Marra Winsom lived for the sea. She loved the unreachable horizon, the smell of the salt in the air, the way waves bobbed a boat like a cat playing with a mouse; on the water is where she felt truly most like herself. She commanded a freighter with a crew of twenty on board. … Continue reading Captain Marra and the Lights