I’ve been enjoying once again the company of the Caroline D Bradley Scholarship convention. It’s a funny feeling that these four years have gone by so fast. It was great to see old friends again, and note the absence of families from previous years - a sign that we too are [...]
Last night we went and saw Avatar. This is the most beautiful movie any of us have seen in ages; it’s a completely magical experience. The creation of a world so gorgeous and inviting even as it is dangerous sucks one in. It’s like one of those BBC nature documentaries but about something much better. [...]
Friday Ida and I recovered from the annual thanksgiving food binge by doing a nice loop at Pinnacles National Monument, my wife having bowed out declaring our ambitions too strenuous. We left early and were the very first car in the parking lot on the Soledad side at 8:15 in the morning. It had rained [...]
I went to the funeral of a best friend the other day. As with many such memorials it was bittersweet – nice seeing a lot of old friends, and sad to say goodbye both a friend as well as a chapter in my life.
Two decades ago he was a new imimgrant to America and [...]
When I was an undergraduate I remember once a student asking a famous visiting philosophy professor, known for his work in philosophy of science, about questions dealing with the meaning of life. He looked puzzled at the question, and harumphed that this wasn’t really a proper activity for philosophers at all, he preferred to stick [...]
After two years working on our first book, Leading and Managing in Silicon Valley, we’ve got two more books coming out this summer alone! Excellent Leader is quite busy. First up is Interstices by Mark Moulton, which collects forty years of his poetry writing. These are truly special and memorable poems, and it’s got a [...]