SlomoHysteresis and Phase Transitions
Dr. John Kitchin quit a medical career to pursue his passion: skating along the boardwalk of San Diego’s Pacific Beach. He calls himself “Slomo.” We call him inspiring.
The people that love Slomo are cheering for one person that got away. That escaped. And got to real freedom where he skates all day. Doesn’t apologize. He’s simply doing what he wants to.
A life well-lived. Peter Matthiessen | 1927-2014Experimente mit der FRITZ!Box
Peter Matthiessen. A name known to me for years as a writer I should read, but until this past Friday,…
“I think I’ve still got it.” Wendy Fisher. Super MomRead more
There’s not much to add to this story that isn’t better told in this nice little film. But I’ll set it up anyway. A talented young athlete burns out on their sport, retires to discover something new that fuels their spirit, retires again and moves on, growing with life, only to discover that the fire still burns within. That’s the story told here of 41 year-old Wendy Fisher, former World Cup, Olympic, and U.S. National Champion alpine ski racer, then big mountain freeski champion, now mother of two young boys, and still an incredible athlete and super skier with tons of moxie.
Wendy, you’re exactly what we’re talking about. And you definitely still got it.
Literary Executions: Capital Punishment and American Culture, 1820-1925
Who doesn’t want to be Klaus Obermeyer?Read more
The Rocky Mountains had a record snow year in 2011 and I missed it. I was too tired, too out…
Ramage & the Dido (Lord Ramage, Book 18)
Richard Feynman and the curious nature of everythingRead more
Imagine you’re at a dinner party. It’s a stuffy affair replete with people you’ve never met before. You, in fact, know no one. A painful hour of small talk over cocktails transitions into the dining room. When you arrive at the table, there are assigned seats. An older man sits to the left of the empty chair where your host has sentenced you to sit for the next two hours. He stands up, smiles and introduces himself, shaking your hand.
“Hello. I’m Richard Feynman. Nice to meet you.”
And so starts one of the most amazing evenings of your life.
Applied Cryptography and Network Security: 14th International Conference, ACNS 2016, Guildford, UK, June 19-22, 2016. Proceedings
Happy 94th Birthday, Klaus Obermeyer!Read more
Klaus Obermeyer just keeps living life to the fullest. After breaking his femur in March 2011, his first serious injury…
Dr. Maya Angelou. Renaissance Women. Born 1928.Read more
Capt. Jim Lovell. Commander, Apollo 13. Born 1928.Read more
Jim Lovell. Test pilot, astronaut, first person to fly in space four times, one of the twenty-four people who have flown to the Moon, the first man to do it twice, winner of the Congressional Space Medal of Honor and Presidential Medal of Freedom, but most famous as the commander of the Apollo 13 mission, which suffered a critical failure en route to the Moon but was brought back safely to Earth by the efforts of the crew and mission control.
Oh, and did I mention Jim Lovell is a master of the understatement?
You’re sitting on top of about five and a half million pounds of high-explosives, so there’s a little bit of apprehension there.