Imagine if you where receiving a monthly magazine. You would see cover art and pictures that supported the articles, messages for the Editor, then sections on religion, philosophy, business, health, home, socializing, gizmos, hobbies and interests, personal style, travel and events. Maybe even a few reviews of books and films. We just GEEKED and TWEEKED our would be magazine site into a Blog-Ship.
What is a Blog-ship?
Well I am a huge fan of the original series Star Trek. So we pretend that this website is actually a ship or Cyberspace Ship which is traveling through Cyberspace. We are explorers reporting on alien cultures we encounter.
What do we mean by Alien?
If you were blessed with good parents, you learned to survive in life from them. They were your models and you patterned your life after their lessons and examples. But as you grew up you realized there were things that they didn’t know or that you didn’t learn. These are ideas and concepts are Alien to you.
Get it… Aliens…
We learn first by modeling ourselves after others. Mimicking what we don’t know. Then by adapting these ideas and concepts we turn them into our own methods. From here these become personal skill sets that we add to our tool boxes. If we are willing to learn we can keep adding skills the rest of our lives.
In an effort to improve myself and my life I have devoted myself to different areas of study. I divided these areas of learning into different categorizes. We pretend that these areas of study are different stations on board the Ship (Website).
Each month I produce articles or posts on all different subjects or areas of study. These articles are placed into different sections or stations as we call them. Similar to the way a monthly magazine has different sections religion, philosophy, business, health, home, socializing, gizmos, hobbies and interests, personal style, travel and events. However mine are based on my successes and failures with alien concepts.
Yes, I am this big of a Geek.
The titles for these sections or stations may seem strange at first but if you look closely the topics will be familiar. For example the 86th floor is about the business of your personal and professional life.
So our website is about learning new concepts and ideas that help us in life. However that sounds boring. So instead we are a Blog-Ship in cyberspace reporting on encounters with alien concepts and cultures.
See how much more exciting that is…
On the menu bar to the left you will find all different categories like Fortress of Solitude. These are the sections of our ezine. However we refer to them as the stations. Just like the different stations on the Enterprise. Each station has different articles on different subjects. The following is to help you become more familiar with our ship…
BEING BEREAN– is about learning the truth of Jesus Christ the Lord our God. This is not the truth as man or even the church teaches it but as God reveals it through his word. Articles we post here address Apostasy, Apologetics,Theology and reason to name a few.
CAPTAIN’S LOG– Rather than an editors page or just throwing up a selfy and posting once a week I thought it would be more fun if Kirk addressed you through his captains log. He will keep you alerted to changes and things of interest happening on board. I also collect Kirk figures so you will see different images from time to time.
ELEMENTARY- Is about thinking, reasoning, learning, studying and philosophy. I am not sure if being an autodidact is a blessing or a curse but it’s who I am. I believe if that a person can learn anything if they try and I spend a lot of time learning and learning about learning if you follow me. I am also a Holmesian and Sherlockian so we will talk about this also.
THE 86TH FLOOR- I am a huge Doc Savage fan. Doc ran the business of his personal and professional life off of the 86th floor of an undisclosed New York skyscraper. The posts from here are about the business of life. Both personal and Professional.
IN A HOLE- The Hobbit, more so than any other book I have ever read, gave me a true sense of the love a person has for their home. A place in the world to call your own. The roof over your head. The place where you are safe and warm. Your comfy chair and your nice warm bed. Wishing you were in your Kitchen fixing eggs. In a Hole is about home.
SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED–is about being our own individual selves, apart from the herd. If you have ever read a Ian Fleming novel then you know James Bond does nothing like the rest of us. He is his own person, with his own way of doing everything. In Shaken, Not Stirred we are going to discuss how to be our own individual selves, to find our own ways and how to customize our lives.
THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE- Long before there was a Superman, before there was a Batman there was our hero Doc Savage. And yes comic fans he is the source material for most of the great aspects of our favorite comics. One of these concepts is the lair, the place to retreat to… the Fortress of Solitude. Doc Savages’ Fortress of Solitude was constructed by him and a team member Renny ( yes before the Avengers and X-men Doc had a specialized team). Large sections were fabricated and the materials and construction crews were then airlifted on huge cargo planes to a remote area of the Arctic where the great dome was constructed. The Fortress served as a retreat where Doc could go to spend long uninterrupted periods of time studying, experimenting and pursuing his interests. For our purposes, the Fortress of Solitude is where we will discuss the things that interest us… our studies , experiments, hobbies and interests and where we go to retreat from the outside world in order to pursue them.
ENTMOOT- is about how we should we interact with one another, as friends, as family, as neighbors, as coworkers,as countrymen ? What responsibilities does engaging the world as a believer bring and how do we handle them? Oh, did I mention that I am introverted? This should be fun…
Q– In Skyfall we learned that Q is Quartermaster. As your Quartermaster I will share the gizmos, gadgets and Apps that I have found really useful and that I have made essential in my daily living. All are field tested.
TO BOLDLY GO-is about going places and doing the things that we love and enjoy. However I am an introverted home body.I don’t like crowds. I’m not crazy about meeting new people. If invited somewhere I will just say no because it easier and less stress. But life must be lived. To Boldly Go is now about entering society and facing my fears of others.
The Galileo 7 is our Podcast which is currently under development. Put a microphone in front of a crazy person and you will be amazed at what you get. I know I was. Stay tuned for our first Podcast and our App.
So those are the Stations and the articles they produce. If you are going to spend time on board there are also a few other things you are going to need to know.
She is in charge of all our communications. The flea run is one of our communication areas. What is the Flea run?
Our hero Doc Savage can reach his secret hangar on the Hudson river which is disguised as the Hidalgo Trading Company from the 86th floor of an undisclosed New York skyscraper, through an ingenious pneumatic-tube system that connects them nicknamed the ” flea run,
Our Flea run is how we connect to you and you to us.
Yes Flea run is our contacts page…
The Test- This is a fun way to see just how big of a geek you are. If you Identify with 10 or more you can be a Extremus Crew member. Go see MacReady…
Hidalgo Trading Shop- we do not accept any form of advertising. This is why you don’t see ad-sense or tool bar add-ons or endless pop ups. Personally I hate all that. So we figured a gift shop would be a good why to cover some of the expenses. Our shop operates off PayPal and offers items we create or that are inspired by our articles.
The Terms or Jargon
Then there are a few terms or jargon to learn.
BLOG-SHIP or SHIP- The website is the ship.
The Bridge- this is our home page. It is a busy box of things to do. Click this to return to our main page.
NAVIGATION– How we are doing in cyber space.
COMMUNICATIONS– refers to all the various ways we communicate. Our subscriptions, RSS feeder, social sites like Facebook and Twitter, article comments and Flea run our contact page.
ENGINEERING– is usually referencing physical changes to the programming of the site.
SICK BAY- The current health of the crew.
VIEW SCREEN– these are the header images at the top of the page.
KLINGONS- Attempts by advertisers to board our ship though comments.
ALIEN(S)- Ideas, concepts or practices that we never learned that could be helpful.
As we add new Jargon we will keep you posted.
This page is filled with all different points of interest. It is always changing. The Bridge is our home page.
Film of the Month –Because we love movies we suggest a older film each month that you may have missed. This is not a review. It is just a suggestion. This is called Film of the Month.
Featured Artist – From time to time feature an artist who you may or may not know. We think you may love their work the way we do. These are suggestions. These are not reviews. That’s right… you guessed it…we call it Featured Artist.
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