Hello everyone. Forgive me if the following words appear to be overly sentimental. But my main goal is to show some gratitude. 3 Weeks ago my mother passed away. It was a quick and suddenly death and definitely not expected. You can imagine how I feel, yet unless you've experienced it, you can never know. Anyway, moving on and getting to my point. Over the last three weeks I have been dealing with the grief but also suffering from bouts of insomnia. Medications haven't helped. The night I came home from the hospital, on the day she died, I pulled out a box of my stuff Mom had put in my trunk the week before. It was full of my favorite Trek novels from a few years ago, before I ever got Kindle. And each day and most every night since I've been reading them in my spare time and seems to be the only thing that takes my mind of Mom even for a bit at night. I'm the kind of reader that reads the Acknowledgement pages. I see the love, sweat, tears and time that goes into writing these books. How some of you even sacrifice time with your families. I see it take a lot of effort. For your excellence in keeping Trek alive and entertaining us for over 30 years. Thank you to every Trek writer, from 1982-Present. You guys were with me as a little boy in a small town in Kentucky all the way to city living on the 10th floor of a great apartment. I am so grateful for all the works that's ever been written, even when those stories aren't to my liking. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. And please forgive the cheese fest in here, I just needed to share how these folks have helped me get through a really rough time. Take care. As to what books I've been reading this week: Lost Era Well Of Souls by Ilsa Black Full Circle by Kirsten M Beyer Indistinguishable from Magic by David A. McIntee The Cold Equations Trilogy by David Mack It was awesome mourning and crying for Scotty and then jumped right into celebrating the return of Data..or Data 20. Whichever.