Category Archives: Personal

Photoblog – Boston / Head of the Charles Regatta

All that I know about rowing is that these people get up at wee hours of the morning to go out on the water in the chilly fall weather. Always seemed crazy to me. But what do I know? I … Continue reading

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How can a VW cost $100,000? and other interesting blurbs

Did you ever wonder why Volkswagen Phaeton costs up to $100,000? Check out the factory where they assemble them: http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1837641 And speaking of impressive facilities, check out these 10 seeeeeriously cool workplaces. It’s enough to make me want to look … Continue reading

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Photoblog – Crater Lake – July 2000

In July of 2000, I had to take a business trip out to Redding, California to investigate failures of some of our oxygen systems. The investigation was very short, but the point of the trip was more to reassure the … Continue reading

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Photoblog – 2004 Red Sox victory parade

As yet another Red Sox season ends with a whimper, I thought I’d reminisce about an epic season (no, not ’86!) and share my photos from the victory parade.

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In Memory of Shiki Toma

In Memoriam Shiki Toma September 1943 – December 1988

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In Memory of 9/11 – Ground Zero

I’ve visited New York City a number of times in the past few years.  People still go about their daily business – this is New York, after all – but there is a huge void there.  The World Trade Center … Continue reading

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In Memory of 9/11

I was fortunate to have had an opportunity to spend some time in New York City during the summer of 2001.  In June I attended a trade show and award ceremony, and spent a full day seeing the city before … Continue reading

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Work – My freakin’ inbox

Okay, so I was away from work for two days last week, and when I came back, this is what my inbox looked like: …a foot-high stack of change notices to review! What’s the deal?  Do people drop stuff off … Continue reading

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Travel – Mono Lake

In 2001 I had to go to Reno, Nevada for a conference on Pro/ENGINEER computer aided design software.  So, I tried to make the best of it, and I added extra time on both weekends for personal travel.  I got … Continue reading

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Roy’s 90th Birthday

So on Saturday August 26th, Roy celebrated his 90th birthday.  Thanks to the Niertit family for hosting… It was good to get out and see everyone.  I don’t get out that way very often now that I don’t drive to … Continue reading

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