12 Years

Of course my WordPress journey is much longer, having picked up the software a while before joining WordPress.com.

At that moment, I didn’t even consider the idea that I might actually work at WordPress.com one day. I’ve come so far in those twelve years – I wonder where I’ll be in another twelve.

Autumn

I’ve been wanting to get back out on my mountain bike for months. As much as pulling the kids along is great fun(!), there’s nothing quite like shooting through the trees, twists and turns of a good single track. So I made a last-minute decision to go for a ride today, and what a lovely ride it was.

Autumn is coming and there was a low sun pouring through the trees.

After spending some time working in town I walked home the scenic route. Minster Pool was unusually calm and the setting sun provided just the right amount of illumination to show off those first few yellow leaves of autumn.

It’s a beautiful place.

New Star Trek series confirms there is no God in the Trek universe

After the nonsense of the “wormhole Gods” in DS9 I’m glad to read that there is no God in the new Star Trek series.

It’s no surprise that Star Trek TNG was a God-free zone, given creator Gene Roddenberry was an ardent atheist. Some of his thoughts on religion were worthy of so-called “New Atheists”:

For most people, religion is nothing more than a substitute for a malfunctioning brain.

I credit Star Trek with guiding a lot of my philosophy on life – my atheism and socialism – and I’m excited for the franchise. It’s welcome news, to me, that Star Trek Discovery will continue the future free of religion that Roddenberry envisioned.