Spring has sprung

Well. I guess Spring is not official until tomorrow but my daily commute to and from work takes me through 22 miles of nothing but farm land and the trees are budding and the flowers are blooming and it is wonderful. The smell of chicken shit being spread on pastures is so strong it will make [...]


not original… but for the day:

“Here’s to a long life and a merry one.
A quick death and a easy one.
A pretty girl and a honest one.
A cold pint… and another one.”

To all my [...]

Good Idea

Someone… maybe the Tennessean himself… should collect stuff like this… Keep it around the office for laughs… and leave it for posterity … to be enshrined in some sort of museum. As a cautionary tale for future science [...]

Which one never finished chapter 2?

I am:
Hal Clement (Harry C. Stubbs)

A quiet and underrated master of “hard science” fiction who, among other things, foresaw integrated circuits back in the 1940s.

Which science fiction writer [...]

We’re all playing the same game

… and it’s called the Tree Lobster Game. I had no idea, but it kind of makes [...]

Booker T Jones & the Drive-By Truckers

I ran across this looking for something to watch. So, John A Arkansawyer, & [...]


An e-mail I sent to my COO:

I think this fellow is right, and what he says applies to many of the things we do. I wish he would have talked about mastery and purpose more, because I think they are even more important than autonomy.

Yes “I wish he would have” is a southern colloquialism. Times past, [...]

A Dog’s Purpose

We can learn a lot from old dogs and children.

And of course a little bit of [...]

Note to Scoffers

There was a post from me this morning that no longer appears… It was not meant to be published to begin with. I typed it, scheduled it to publish – then thought better of it… I thought I set it to draft.. But I noticed that it was “up” most of the day. So… it’s [...]


Welcome to the world, Shayla Naomi Mae…

A blessing from the lyrics of Natalie Merchant:

I believe
that Fate smiled and Destiny
Laughed as she came to my cradle
Know this child will be able
Laughed as she came to my mother
Know this child will not suffer
Laughed as my body she lifted
Know this child will be gifted
with love with patience and with [...]