“What is the most resilient parasite? Bacteria? A virus? An intestinal worm? An idea. Resilient… highly contagious. Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it’s almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed – fully understood – that sticks; right in there somewhere.”

-Cobb, played by Leonardo DiCaprio in Inception (2010)

I thought of this idea while attending Officer Candidate School (OCS) to become an officer in the Navy. I was trying to think of a way to to communicate with my friends and family back home while deprived of normal methods of communication. It’s going to be difficult over the next few years being away from home and often unable to call or Skype if I end up on a nuclear submarine like I’m planning, and so I thought this would be a good portal to keep in touch.

I also thought this would be a cool way to keep a record of my adventures over the next few years. A large part of my motivation for joining the Navy was the adventure aspect, and I’m hoping I’ll be be able to make the most of all the opportunities I have to get out there and see the world.