Thanks David and LoneRedshirt. I had thought about making the joke on Ridgeway totally secret, but thought that wouldn't be quite fair.
Captain2395, thanks for the comment and welcome to the forum. I would also like to recommend reading the Tales of the Bluefin stories; Star Eagle Adventures; the Gibralter series;the TOS Lexington story; the USS Sutherland storyline; Star Trek: Independence; and Dark Territory.
These stories, by TheLoneRedshirt, CeJay, Gibralter, David Falkayn, Dnoth, and Dar Kush are all set in a common universe.