Captain’s Log: 201705.30. Well, the semester is now over and most of my students did quite well. I am presently dealing with a disrespectful troublemaker who thinks he is smarter than he really is (about the ethics of Star Trek), but there are students like that in many classes here. In other news, as some of you know, I have several authentic autographed photos of William Shatner in my collection, and I don’t really need any more, but this one with the phaser rifle just electrified me. As always, it’s been authenticated by a reputable handwriting expert. I just ordered it from a vendor on eBay. Live long and prosper.