What makes a story truly land for me

Long story short: you need a big question, or a big concept.

Every time I come back to this scene ag the end of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the strength of the concept is just superb.

Q tells Picard that exploration isn’t a physical thing, limited to the five senses. It’s exploring existence and opening your mind up to the seemingly impossible.

That’s where faith finds its place in the universe. I love this exchange. I hope that when I tackle story ideas of my own, I’m able to succinctly describe big truths and concepts like this.

It’s what makes truly good art.

Still Trucking

When people say “Keep on trucking,” it really triggers my Dad Joke Gene because that’s literally how I pay for my life.

This week has sucked, though. I broke a trailer that we needed for a job, forcing me to take a different truck, which got stuck at a port of entry because it wasn’t the right truck for the job.

We’re way behind on stuff now, so blah. But today the truck got fixed and it works great and we took it on a rescue mission up the canyon…

…in this.

Taken while stopped at the PofE.

Perfect conditions for a maiden voyage with a GCVW of about 70,000 pounds. Long, slow crawl down the mountain, but we got it done.

Some weeks are just gonna suck. Roll with it, do what you can, and get back to work. The weekend is always coming.

Also I finished Mockingjay for the third time, beautiful book. Go listen to the “Brother Trucker Book Club” podcast, ep 005. I covered it there. Subscribe, download, all that.

Ok bye.