Life Archives

  1. Depression and Geeks →

    The delightful Good Math, Bad Math blog discusses the often-misunderstood nature of depression. The thing that you always need to remember about depression – and which Benjy mentions – is that depression is not something which you can reason with. Depression isn’t a feeling. It’s not a way of thinking, or a way of viewing…

  2. New year, same delightful life

    Another year has turned past. I read an article recently exhorting people to learn to do something in the next year well enough to astonish other people. I thought about that for a long time, and I realize that we do, regularly. Sitting still (at least intellectually) does not sit well, so we find new…

  3. More life with a dog

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    Frodo is one year old today. He’s been a delight and a charmer since we first met him, and though he has certainly caused us some frustration (and no small amount of missed or interrupted sleep), he’s nevertheless been a wonderful addition to the household. He keeps hitting remarkable plateaus of development, causing us to…

  4. Life with a dog

    Almost every weekday morning for most of my adult life, I’ve been getting up and going to work. For the last five months, I’ve been taking our new puppy Frodo out for a walk first. I hadn’t thought about how that would affect my life when we decided to get a dog. (Side note: my…