Category Archives: journal

January Train

2:12 A.M. wake ups are wretched.

It’s the same dread feeling as when you’ve just swallowed what you realize might be some dodgy shellfish, and the next twelve to twenty-four hours will be suspect at best, even if you don’t end up recreating Steven King’s Barf-O-Rama™. Continue Reading


On December 2nd, the University of Vermont announced that it would cut 27 academic programs from the College of Arts and Sciences. From The Burlington Free Press: Continue Reading


I was talking to Lukas when I noticed I wasn’t feeling well; we were discussing a project we were both working on. Although he works in the new technology group, because of the backlog of work in engineering, he had been loaned out to one of the software teams to help them get back on… Continue Reading

Give Me Liberty!

Give Me Liberty!

In the original Star Trek series, “This Side of Paradise” (season one, episode twenty-four), Kirk, Spock, and there rest of the crew of the Enterprise are made stupid/happy after being shot by some spores of a plant that alters their behavior. I felt the same way after spending some time on the Fox News website,… Continue Reading

Ten Years After

Make it up as we go along – The Talking Heads August 1st is Swiss National Day: on this day in 1291, the cantons of Uri, Schwyz, and Unterwalden formed a federal charter, the beginnings of what eventually became Switzerland. Fast forward seven hundred nineteen years: on the first day of the eighth month of… Continue Reading

Wandern photos

In the mountains around Flims and Laax with Kieran, Mike, and Odin the savage dog….The last four pictures are the view from Mike’s home.  Continue Reading