22 March 2017
Second Thoughts – A Future and Once Captain
Greetings Dear Reader,
Sometimes I will end the day with thoughts that are important to get out. Usually I just write them and put them in my journal folder. I have chosen that on occasion I will share them with you Dear Reader.
So many years ago I found the father I was missing. He was still absent but for good reason. He reminded me in so many ways of the persona that was my actual father but with more integrity and a better profession.
I am speaking of Captain James T. Kirk. Today is (will be) his birthday. When I was boy his adventures on the small screen taught me some things I sorely needed. I learned that everyone mattered. I learned about friends and loyalty. I learned that you follow the rules until following the rules becomes wrong.
Please understand how precious this has been in my life Dear Reader. I do not think I would have survived the end of my first decade without Star Trek. It gave me hope when hope was thin. I still watch those old shows and remember good things. I also remember the times I have spent with friends, students, and family reliving those adventures.
The debt I owe to Gene Roddenberry cannot be repaid. The deeper debt is to others for the benefit of knowing his work. I raise a glass tonight to William Shatner and James T. Kirk. They have all helped me to boldly go where I might not have gone.
Wishing you joy in the journey,
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”
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