Captain’s log: Stardate 201806.11. Three or four months ago, I sent a letter requesting an autographed photo of former NASA/CSA astronaut and current Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency The Right Honourable Julie Payette, Commander-in-Chief of Canada. I told Her Excellency about both my Star Trek and Civic Education courses, and look what she wrote on the photo!
Captain’s log: Stardate 201710.5. Today I made arrangements for my name (and the names of my friends and Star Trek people I know) to go to Mars next year, courtesy of NASA. Attached is my boarding pass so my name can boldly go where no man has gone before. Also attached is a very recent photo of me with my new beard and a NASA polo shirt. So far both women and men seem to like my beard, and I’ve decided to keep the grey hair. Live long and prosper.