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Shall we play a game?

Wired is running a fantastic article about the 25th anniversary of the movie WarGames, which is arguably one of the most influential movies of my generation and certainly the most influential within the Generation X technology clique. As noted this…


The Umbrella Man

My friend Scott Albert Johnson has released his new album entitled "Umbrella Man". It draws on many styles and I hear songs that are reminiscent of Blue's Traveler, John Taylor and a full-spectrum of old fashion blues with great lyrics and…


Living in a science fiction world

Interesting post by Warren Ellis today.... ...I share a conviction with Steven Shaviro, whose most recent book was CONNECTED, that we live in a science fictional world. Not the one everyone expected, of course — no jetpacks. But good science…


Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

It is no secret that I am a big fan of Steve Jobs.  Therefore, it should be no surprise that I find his commencment address to Stanford to be very interesting.  Originally from here. " I am honored to be with you today at your…


Close encounters of the tornado kind

I've only seen one tornado in my life and never anything as close as what we experienced tonight. We were in the car and managed to get ourselves out of the way of one that was about 300 yards away from us tonight. We literally circled around it…


Save the summer!

In talking with my parents and others on the Canadian border, I am amazed to hear the impact this is having on the local economy and the tourism industry. I am also amazed at the complete lack of attention from U.S. government to remedy the…


Hockey bonding

There is something about watching hockey with a three year old that lends magic to the game. Amazingly, my daughter comprehends the basics of the game. Since she ice skates on Sundays, she can relate to the flow of the game and the concept of…


Go Martin

Just a quick posting to draw your attention to the fact that Martin St. Louis is the current NHL leading scorer. Who says short guys can't play in the NHL?


Snowshoe the land in Vermont

Taken up on our land in Vermont last winter.