Category: Reflections

The McFarthest Spot

It thrills me that data seems to flow faster and wider today than it ever has before. Vast amounts of data; stuff no one thought to collect or were able to collect in the...

The Tool Totem

I had this crazy dream. But first I need to back up a bit. Sonya and I were recently in Alaska where we saw many totem poles. We even watched one of the artists...

Trial By Fire

Throughout the day at Los Alamos the skies darkened – as if the rain that has been forecast on a nearly continuous daily schedule would actually arrive. But there were little to no clouds...

Sunny Side Up

From a 2002 New Yorker article: “When people talk about the need to modernize the American air-traffic-control system, this is, in large part, what they are referring to. Whenever a plane takes off, the...

I’m Alright

I was at the University of Chicago to attend a colloquium recently. In case you’ve never been there, UofC is a lovely campus – just shy of being quaint and pastoral by it’s proximity...