Getting comfy with parallel universes

When Albert Einstein’s dear friend Michele Besso died, Einstein wrote the following to his sister: “Michele has left this strange world a little before me. This means nothing. People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is nothing more than a persistent, stubborn illusion.” One of the […]

In Praise of Regular Maintenance

Confession Time: I’m not a very good flosser. Over the years, several dentists in several states have gently (and not so gently) encouraged me to be better. I go through periods of being good, then backslide into my regular, wicked ways. My favorite movie scene from 1986’s “Peggy Sue Got Married” is this one: Peggy […]

Vacation, all I ever wanted…

July 25, 2022 Our family vacations always do multiple duties. For example, over the years with summer camps and activities, it never fails that in spite of our intentions we’re always either en route to vacation on my birthday or heavily into it. Vacations check multiple boxes, and the days of simply luxuriating at a […]

Green Thoughts

For the past 6 months or so, I’ve been riding shotgun for my daughter while she does her state-required 50 hours of behind-the-wheel driving practice before getting her license. Recently, when accelerating from a stop sign she said “Vrroom-vrrroom.” I asked: “Why do you do that?” “Why?” “Well, you’re in an electric car. There’s no […]

IT Makeover

It’s no surprise to say that for most of their 30-year existence, IT departments have not been held in high regard. Organizations grow over time based on perceived need. Every startup or small business I’ve ever known added a bookkeeper of some kind in short order, then grew over time to require more than accounting. […]