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A farewell to Mixx

Almost exactly four years ago, I left AOL to work at Mixx, a tech startup.  I started as VP of engineering and pretty soon became CTO.  That’s less impressive than it sounds, given that my engineering staff consisted at its … Continue reading

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And then I sank into the swamp

On Saturday, with Julie ensconced in her studio all day, I decided to go for a walk in the woods at Mason Neck. This has recently become one of my favorite places to wander around – there’s a good view … Continue reading

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Sloth is not usually one of my vices.  But this week, well… This past week, here at the beach, a typical day would go something like this: 9: Wake up.   Lie around in bed, talking to Julie. 9:30: Eat breakfast … Continue reading

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The temperature of Art

I view art of all sorts as having a temperature. Whether painting, sculpture, literature, theater, cinema, or music, art can be coolly cerebral or hotly passionate. Consider, for example, the Mona Lisa. The most famous painting in the world, she … Continue reading

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More on what I’m reading

I finished off the Sharpe’s Rifles series.  Nothing much to add to the previous notes on them – all good, quick reads without a whole lot of depth. I’ve moved on to read Genghis Khan and the Making of the … Continue reading

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Springfield Mall jumps the shark

Springfield Mall, in Springfield, Virginia, fills a surprisingly large role in many of my memories.  My first date with Julie, my wife, was going to see “And Justice for All” in the movie theater there.  (Lousy movie.  Nice date.)  My … Continue reading

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

A cliche, I know.  But I’ve never had a year that so lived up the Dickens quote as 2007.  In this post, I’ll just list the most memorable events.  Later, I’ll come back and post general impressions. 2007 started for … Continue reading

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Beware the diving joe!

He is watching!

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