Commanding Officer's Log, Stardate: 140531

Location: SS Astraios

Somehow it has reached the end of the month and I have neglected my personal log for the past few days. Sometimes there just seems to be so much to do the less urgent items have to wait. My brain is a jumbled mass of facts, figures, reports, theories, and tasks to be completed. Most important was to prepare everything for our yearly spring military ball. Everything seems to be in place with security, greeting, hosting, music, food, dressing rooms, but as usual I keep myself awake at night wondering if we've done everything that needs to be done. But no matter, we have good people at Astraios Colony and they will jump in to assist if anything comes up.

There are many things to be concerned about: the Varishians and their use of what appears to be stolen technology, not to mention 'when' and 'where' they obtained it; the Treman civil dispute that threatens to spill out into the Sector; the continued pressure by the Klingon Pegh and Dosi Traders on Astraios Prime; the Astraionian Council and their blindness to the outside influences they are permitting to infiltrate their society; the Keratophyre Province Virus (dubbed "KP" by the media) that continues to rage in that area of the continent; and a report from the USS Shogun that they encountered the Borg in the Delta Quadrant and were forced to abandon ship... self-destruct failed and the Borg now have control of a UFS vessel.

Despite our many concerns, we will smile and dance and make everyone comfortable for this event. Who knows when we will have a chance to be this light hearted again.