The Amazon’s Remix

I owe it all to Dad. This may seem like an odd tribute to my dad for Father’s Day. But in fact, it’s an entirely appropriate one. The lion’s share of whatever musical, photographic or geek aptitude I may have, I got from my dad. Among many, many other things, Dad was a musician. He […]


The sum of our parts Just last night, I found myself involved in several conversations at once.  They included discussions of lutefisk, reconstructive surgery, boring holiday letters, snail-mail, DADT, Iraq, oatmeal, foot fractures, blizzards, the Hallelujah Chorus, Bon Jovi, parenthood, divorce, and the winter solstice lunar eclipse that most of us didn’t see because of […]


Heaven knows what I was thinking. When I made this an official blog on January 1st, 2009, I can’t even tell you why I opted for a WordPress blog. Well, actually I can: because it was free. I was already paying for a hosted website (, and I could start a WordPress blog as a […]

Geek Dad

It’s In The Genes The very fact that I can sit here, using the technology and software needed to put this post together, encompasses abilities I got from having a geek for a dad. The urge to write comes from my mom, but just about everything else — taking and developing photos, using computers, writing […]