Archives for: June 2009


June 25th, 2009
We spent a couple of weeks in New Zealand at the beginning of May. My wife stumbled on some great air fares and we decided to go, almost on a whim. It'd been 20+ years since we'd been last, my wife on a soccer trip and me on a visit-the-family-bef… more »

First Installment

June 23rd, 2009
We had our first food from the garden last night; a nice mess of wax beans. Fresh beans are so excellent - no butter needed, just steam and eat. Tonight, the green beans. more »


June 23rd, 2009
I'm on vacation. Did I mention that? Yeah, um...I'm in Hawaii, in fact. We spent less than a day in Honolulu, then it was off to the big island...which, I read, is properly called Hawaii, and really shouldn't just be called "the Big Island". So… more »

And Another Thing...

June 19th, 2009
From today's Penny Arcade column: "As I drove away, there was something compelling about the old woman laying down suppressive fire with the minigun." So true. more »

A Mathematician's Lament

June 19th, 2009
Aka "Lockhart's Lament". An interesting treatise on the utter failure of modern mathematics instruction. Me, I simply have to love any paper with a section headed: "High School Geometry: Instrument of the Devil". Because it was. Oh my, was it eve… more »