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Week One – Welcome to 2018!

2017 is in the rear view mirror and 2018 has officially kicked off with bitter cold, snow days, and a HUGE amount of email and tasks to respond to from the holiday season.  As much as I enjoy the holidays, I have to admit I am glad to be back …continue reading

December 29/30/31 – Happy New Year

So, as you may have noticed we have had difficulty posting over the past couple of weeks.  Part of this is schedule-induced, some memory-induced and some technology-induced, but the most accurate reason is that we have been so involved in the holidays that this blog ended up a little neglected. …continue reading

December 19, 2017 A Stoic’s Stoic

Yesterday, one of the coauthors forwarded an email to me which included a reference to our current Secretary of Defense’s habit of carrying Marcus Aurelius’ “Meditations” at all times. I wasn’t aware that Secretary Mattis carried this philosophical work with him, but it doesn’t surprise me at all. He is …continue reading

December 18, 2017 Good Vibrations

Apparently, I’m on a streak of using song titles that makes the actual content of the post. This one might not be that far off the title though. The other day I was watching a BBC documentary by a physicist who wanted to explain biological phenomena based on the laws …continue reading

December 17, 2017 – Digital Dust

This is a fairly short post to make up for the Net Neutrality tome we dropped on you yesterday.  As I was struggling to log in to the site and post, I stumbled across an interesting article from 2013 entitled Digital Dust.  It was about how the author went about …continue reading

December 13, 2017 Gardener or Carpenter

A recently published book describes two approaches to raising children: The Gardener and The Carpenter. The Gardener approaches raising children by giving them just enough guidance (sunshine, good soil and water) and then letting them grow and explore throughout their developmental years. The Carpenter has a plan that must be …continue reading

December 12, 2017 Our House

Okay, now that the Madness song with the same title is flowing through your brain, I have to tell you that this post has to do with an actual house. Tonight, I attended a holiday reception with several hundred of my closest friends from work. As is typical for these …continue reading