Captain's Log: Stardate 10999.9
A week ago, after having a delightful dinner at City Island, I went to go check on the status of the Enterprise in spacedock undergoing repairs. Since the days were getting colder, I was not expecting much, thinking most of the repairs will be done come springtime.

But, I was pleasantly surprised to see the rudder re-mounted and the keel looking like brand new -- No bumps, no cracks, just an almost-artistic smooth foil. The Enterprise is going to better than ever. A new beginning! Reborn!

Much like after midnight tomorrow evening. A New Year. A time to start anew. A chance to forge new friendships or cement existing ones. An opportunity to set goals in your personal and professional lives.

So, please, readers of the Captain's Log: Take a few moments and jot down all the things that you want to happen in 2010. Then take a good look at your list and see what you can do to make them all a reality.

Here's my list, in no particular order:

- Strive for better relationships with all my loved ones.
- Forge a better network with all my business contacts. Get out there.
- Drop the last 15 pounds.
- Wherever I go, Go Boldly.
- Learn to race better. Pass more responsibility to the crew.
- Have more FUN. At work, at home, and on the Enterprise.
- Make contact?

To the crew of the Enterprise, my family, my friends, my coworkers, my colleagues, and all the people in my life: Best wishes to you and yours for a happy and healthy (and breezy) new year.

May 2010 bring you all that you wish for and beyond.

Captain's Log: Stardate 10998.1
As the year winds down and the Enterprise continues on its repair schedule for a re-launch in late April (just five months away!!), I wanted to take a moment to wish the officers and crew, and all our followers from all corners of the planet, the most joyous of holidays.

Even though I, and a few others on the crew, are Jewish, we are all well aware of the fable of the jolly overweight man in a red suit that travels all over the planet bringing joy. Thanks to modern technology, we were able to capture an image of this man in the midst of spreading his holiday cheer from the seat of his sleigh:

No matter what you celebrate, this is truly a special time of year. May this holiday season bring you all that you wish for, including Peace on Earth -- three simple words that I hope to see in my lifetime. I hope you are spending these days with all those who are special in your life.

And, let's plan on a new year (beginning with Stardate 11000.0) full of good health, happiness and at least 15 knots of breeze.