I’m Back

So, I’m back. It’s been nearly a year since I’ve updated. Life, work, everything got really busy and I didn’t have the time or the energy to update. But I’ve missed writing. Especially the sort of long form writing that blogging is well-suited for. There have been, and will likely be more, changes. I’m not … [Read more…]

Taking A Break

I’ve got a lot going on in my life professionally at the moment and this blog has fallen by the wayside. I’m going to take a break from blogging and relaunch in 2013, with a new direction and some new ideas. Try not to miss me too much!

Learning

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” – William Butler Yeats As if I didn’t already have enough stuff to do, I’ve been taking courses online through Coursera. Coursera offers “Massive Open Online Courses” or MOOCs  for short, from universities all around the world. Currently I’m enrolled in … [Read more…]

I Miss Football

“A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.” -Vince Lombardi I discovered this weekend that I really, really miss football. The real football, not that soccer shit that they have over here in Europe. It’s difficult, if not impossible, to find American football games in the Netherlands. There are … [Read more…]

A Rose By Any Other Name?

“Names are loaded, full of pitfalls and possibilities, and can prove obstacles to writing.” -Carmela Ciuraru Belle de Jour didn’t invent the pseudonym. Concerned that his fantasy writings would reflect badly on his academic work, mathematician Charles Dodgson wrote under the name Lewis Carroll. As to not alert the neighbors that they were featured in … [Read more…]