Friday, March 15, 2013

An audience with the President

A rare golden ticket

I've just started watching The West Wing on Netflix so I feel that I'm qualified to attend.

Friday, August 24, 2012


Moving 100 pounds of cycler and power supply has never been easier.

Doesn't really feel like work. More like getting paid to play with Meccano.  

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

ACS Philly: Of Love and Liberty

Fall ACS in the City of brotherly love.

Most fascinating insight: The sequence of "tree streets" in Philly are ordered N to S by decreasing wood hardness. Ben Franklin knew his trees!

Honorable mention: Using ink jet printers to map composition phase space.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Port Jeff - Bridge Port

On the Long Island sound after a Stony Brook visit.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

ACA Boston

Conveniently located near Harpoon

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Perhaps the most cost effective dining option on the Vineyard.
The ambiance is pretty good too.

Monday, June 18, 2012


Crazy winds removed a limb - the third for this Bradford pear. The town efficiently dismembered and chipped the remaining trunk and limbs to avoid a fourth such loss.
On the plus side, there are more areas of full sun in which to expand the veggie garden. 

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Monday, June 04, 2012

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Wisconsin Dells

Our first road trip with Spencer. It took a while, but eventually he settled down.
It was his first meeting with the WY crew, including "Bear", the new Newfie puppy.
Although big, Bear was a great playmate.
Uncle Mike enjoyed playing with Spencer too.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Patio extended

With the air conditioning unit relocated from the back of the house, we no longer require a garden-filled-with-bushes-to-hide-an-air-conditioner. So we had the patio expanded. Unfortunately, we didn't have the foresight  to take any before pictures.
Pete and puppy are enjoying it already

Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day

Testing out the new phone camera at the Memorial Day Parade.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

"Will you be our next success story?"

It seems that our image is being used to attract new recruits. Also, it seems that we now qualify as a "success story".
Thanks to Simon for the heads-up

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Pin Cushion

3 needle sticks nearer to residency.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Dew Drops

In the strawberry patch.

Friday, April 06, 2012

Easter Eggs

Making a mess blowing eggs to decorate for Easter. It is certainly easier to use a needle and syringe than pure lung power, although there is increased risk of over-pressurization (oops!).

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Soaking up rays

Spencer sunbathing* on the lawn
*more accurately known as sunbaking in Australia

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Recycled paper titles

A quick analysis of my publications list suggests that I favour certain manuscript titles. I also enjoy verbs ending in -ing with a series manuscripts titled "Watching...", "Chasing..." and "Trapping...". 

Thursday, March 22, 2012


A mild winter. An early spring. A long allergy season.