2021-09-20: Downloading iOS 15, wish me luck.

2021-09-20: Another nice day.

2021-09-19: Went for a short walk on a long bridge.

2021-09-18: Moving day 3, last one for this week.

2021-09-17: Moving day 2 but not much actual moving.

2021-09-16: Here we go again, moving day 1.

2021-09-15: Oh good, another moving day coming up tomorrow.

2021-09-14: The size/feature combinations of the iPhones 12/13 Pro/mini don’t appeal to me, but Watch 7 looks …

2021-09-14: I’m going to watch the iPhone event today, but I am not going to buy a new iPhone. Or so I keep …

2021-09-13: Chicken sausage, sautéed onions, and fresh basil 🍕

2021-09-13: Back to work today, and I would prefer a day with no basement floods or flat tires please.

2021-09-12: Good news/bad news.

2021-09-11: Nothing scheduled today, I guess it’s time for laundry.

2021-09-10: The sun is out again today but we are not quite to the weekend yet☀️

2021-09-09: Rainy day 🌧

2021-09-08: Where has the summer gone?

2021-09-07: Moving day.

2021-09-06: Today would have been a wonderful day to be at camp, but alas it was not to be. Instead we are …

2021-09-05: Packing day tomorrow.

2021-09-04: A Wizard's Guide to Defensive Baking by T. Kingfisher 📚 As you may have noticed, book reviews have been few and far between this summer, as I have simply …

2021-09-04: Up (2009) 🍿

2021-09-03: The long weekend is ahead but not quite here, plus it’s moving time again.

2021-09-02: Still doomscrolling.

2021-09-01: Fall is coming.

2021-08-31: I have been reading about at-home antigen tests and now I am worrying that my ragweed allergy …

2021-08-30: This looks interesting…

2021-08-29: It’s going to be a very long week.

2021-08-28: Not a great start to the weekend.

2021-08-27: Tme Bandits (1981) 🍿

2021-08-26: We are getting things done, but for every task we complete two more spring up.


2021-08-24: Fortunately the storm was weaker than feared, and we were outside the impacted area, this time. …

2021-08-23: Still not unpacked.

2021-08-22: Moved but not unpacked, plus big storm coming 🧳 ⛈

2021-08-21: Worried about the storm hitting New England tomorrow.

2021-08-20: Today is more Friday than usual.

2021-08-19: We have to pack up and move again this weekend, not looking forward to this.

2021-08-18: Olives and bell peppers, one with chicken sausage 🍕

2021-08-17: I got to the end of the Glass waiting list and set up an account, what are some good names to follow …

2021-08-17: It’s looking to be a tough week and it’s only Tuesday.

2021-08-16: never get involved in a land war in Asia — The Princess Bride by William Goldman

2021-08-15: Very worried about the climate change emergency.

2021-08-14: Too many things happening, but not the right things.

2021-08-13: Alas my schedule today will prevent me from attending most of the live sessions.

2021-08-12: Garlic margherita again 🍕

2021-08-11: Delta variant has forced cancellation of the end-of-summer getaway, and I’d guess more bad news is …

2021-08-10: Still not up to speed, and GitHub is having problems.

2021-08-09: Off to a slow start this week.

2021-08-08: Very worried about variants.

2021-08-07: Weekend at last.

2021-08-06: A return to summer weather today ☀️

2021-08-05: We are still going to restaurants but only when we can get an outside table. One improvement is …

2021-08-04: Off to the dentist for a cleaning today 🦷

2021-08-03: Finally caught up on my Twitter timeline, which has mostly been #Apollo50 the past few days.

2021-08-02: Moving day, chapter 3.

2021-08-01: Moving day, chapter 2.

2021-07-31: A short break

2021-07-30: Moving day, chapter 1.

2021-07-29: We went to see an outdoor performance of The Tempest last night, it was a lovely summer evening and …

2021-07-28: Big thunderstorms last night, with major road flooding in several places.

2021-07-27: Roasted artichokes (except for the middle one) 🍕

2021-07-26: Packing up again.

2021-07-25: Now playing two Patterned screens a day for stress relief.

2021-07-24: Not ready for the weekend, never mind next week.


2021-07-22: Playing Alto’s Odyssey: The Lost City from the start, it’s pretty much the same as the original but …

2021-07-21: Patio seating at bars and restaurants is great when it’s not raining.

2021-07-20: Chicken sausage and mushrooms 🍕

2021-07-19: Back to work, or something like it.

2021-07-18: Thunderstorms in the night ⛈

2021-07-17: Started to check out audio books from the library. So far the experience is not bad using the Libby …

2021-07-16: Slept in for a change but still suffering from sleep debt.

2021-07-15: Not enough sleep (again).

2021-07-14: Herb sausage with caramelized onions 🍕


2021-07-12: It’s going to be a long week.

2021-07-11: This summer is both going by too fast and taking forever to end.


2021-07-09: Once again too much rain ☔️

2021-07-08: Thunderstorms are keeping me awake ⛈⛈⛈

2021-07-07: Not enough wine 🍷

2021-07-06: Still not ready to quit Twitter, where I follow a bunch of astronauts and space probes, plus a …


2021-07-04: Happy Birthday USA 🇺🇸

2021-07-03: Lots of rain this weekend, wish we could send some out west 🌧

2021-07-02: At camp with 150 other fully vaxxed people.

2021-07-01: Half the year gone, where does the time go?

2021-06-30: Thunderstorms finally ⛈

2021-06-30: Hump day but with a short camel 🐪

2021-06-29: Hot Italian sausage and roasted bell peppers 🍕

2021-06-29: smol boi

2021-06-28: Slow start to a busy week.

2021-06-27: Piranesi by Susanna Clarke 📚 This novel is both much lighter than the author’s earlier Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell while at …

2021-06-26: It has been a long week, but we finally made it to the weekend ☁️



2021-06-23: Turkey pepperoni, roasted bell pepper and roasted onions 🍕

2021-06-23: Nice day 🌞

2021-06-22: Too many parentheses.

2021-06-21: Another trip to the auto shop today 🚗

2021-06-20: Finally returned that overdue library book.

2021-06-19: Unity by Elly Bangs 📚 As I have noted several times that current circumstances make it difficult for me to sit down and …


2021-06-18: Integration Test Email #1 This template is used by integration tests only.

2021-06-17: It has been a week.


2021-06-15: Took the bus today, first time in a while. I still have money on my fare card from two years ago 🚌




2021-06-12: Rain this morning 🌧

2021-06-11: SwiftUI attributed strings I’ve been working on a pure SwiftUI feed reader which uses Text elements for most of the …

2021-06-11: Last day before returning to town.

2021-06-10: Still pretty busy, haven’t even downloaded Xcode 13 until now.

2021-06-09: Less rain than expected so far.

2021-06-08: View from lunch.

2021-06-08: Trying to get caught up, despite the busy schedule we did manage to fit in a swim in a pond …

2021-06-07: Too much going on today.

2021-06-06: It seems that New England has moved to the tropics while we were out of town.

2021-06-05: Achieved the goal of swimming every day, but came one G&T short of finishing the gin. Homeward …


2021-06-04: Time to pack for the return trip.

2021-06-03: Today I learned that posts are ordered by date, not post ID, and that post ID can be out of order.

2021-06-02: The vacation can’t end until we finish the gin.

2021-06-01: Next week seems to be WWDC and BEMF.

2021-06-01: We are well into the last week of our vacation.

2021-05-31: I think these are white tailed kites, we didn’t have the binoculars to be sure.

2021-05-30: Crows have been using small rocks on the path to break snail shells, I saw several similar tableaus …

2021-05-29: It’s a lovely morning in the village, and you are a windup goose.

2021-05-28: Torrey Pines State Nature Reserve


2021-05-26: Setting up a GitHub account was easy, now I have to set up two-factor authentication, personal …

2021-05-25: Today I finally set up a personal GitHub account.

2021-05-24: Cabrillo National Monument


2021-05-22: Borrego Springs


2021-05-20: Dealing with NSAttributedString has always been too complicated.




2021-05-17: Sweetwater Regional Park Trail

2021-05-17: New vacation goal: go swimming every day.

2021-05-16: My plan is for this to be a non-work coding vacation, and maybe even get some reading in. Instead …

2021-05-15: Mostly packed, off we go.

2021-05-14: Still not packed.

2021-05-13: Today: actual packing. Also moving stuff from one room to another.

2021-05-12: Time to update my packing list.

2021-05-11: Compost bin moved, finally.


2021-05-10: Busy day today.

2021-05-09: Broccoli florets and crushed fresh garlic 🍕

2021-05-09: Old shoes New shoes

2021-05-09: I need new shoes.

2021-05-08: Today I’m going to move the compost bin.

2021-05-07: I returned the books I wasn’t reading to the library…and a book request I made weeks ago is …

2021-05-06: Today our summer construction project kicks off, probably not the best time but here we are.

2021-05-05: Just not able to sit down and read a book, time to return the ones I’m not reading to the …

2021-05-04: Closing in on the basement reorg.

2021-05-03: Too much all at once.

2021-05-02: Getting together with friends this weekend, it has been a very long time.

2021-05-01: Happy Mayday!

2021-04-30: Fun with AirTags

2021-04-30: Today I have a day off work, most of which is going to be used cleaning the basement.

2021-04-29: Dentist 🦷

2021-04-28: Not enough sleep.

2021-04-27: Today I finally made the decision to cancel my Hey account. I have never liked their mail clients, …

2021-04-26: Still waiting for iOS 14.5 to be released, maybe it will happen today or tomorrow?

2021-04-25: Rain today 🌧


2021-04-23: Roasted fennel and sausage 🍕

2021-04-22: Earth Day 🌎

2021-04-21: Too much going on this week. I need a vacation.

2021-04-20: iOS 14.5 is coming next week (I’d guess Tuesday).

2021-04-20: Apple product announcements today!


2021-04-19: Watching the helicopter data download livestream 🚁

2021-04-18: The pollen forecast for tomorrow is “High.”

2021-04-17: I realized that the UPS was reporting a power loss when I printed something. The printer is on the …

2021-04-16: Turkey sausage and fresh cherry tomatoes 🍕

2021-04-15: This is a good first step, but what we really need is total nuclear disarmament. …

2021-04-14: Still not sure when I should file my taxes.

2021-04-13: Apple is holding a product announcement next week, which I hope means that iOS 14.5 will be released …

2021-04-12: Yet another article, this by Adam Jentleson in The Atlantic, explains why we must abolish or curtail …

2021-04-11: I’ve continued to take long walks during the day but now that means more pollen exposure, and …

2021-04-10: Here we are in April.

2021-04-10: Time to get the bikes out 🚲

2021-04-09: Up way too early again today.

2021-04-08: I’m starting to think it’s time to cancel my LinkedIn account.

2021-04-08: I’m waiting impatiently for iOS 4.5 to release, if it doesn’t happen soon I’m …

2021-04-07: Variants seem to be driving the growth in cases:

2021-04-07: 100 streaming services and nothing’s on. Also channel flipping is much harder now.

2021-04-06: Spring and early summer events are going virtual again this year. Community spread continues to …

2021-04-05: The oven has once again decided it just can’t be bothered. Worked fine the evening before and …

2021-04-04: This is our second pandemic Easter, with no dancing, no feast, and no Peabody’s Punch.

2021-04-03: Hot sausage and red peppers on top 🍕

2021-04-03: The willows are sprouting.

2021-04-03: What is it?

2021-04-03: Spring in New England, down to freezing last night.

2021-04-02: More shopping today, but by appointment and in an empty store.

2021-04-01: I am also not in the mood for April Fools.

2021-03-31: I’m trying to write a new app using SwiftUI and running up against edge cases. I need to …

2021-03-30: Perhaps it’s time to buy a new car.

2021-03-29: Today’s expedition: get the car to the shop. 🚙

2021-03-28: Less pollen today under a chilly grey sky.

2021-03-27: Turkey pepperoni this time. 🍕

2021-03-27: Feedly seems to be stuck in “scheduled maintenance” today.

2021-03-27: It’s definitely spring here in New England, trees are starting to release significant amounts …

2021-03-26: More and more places are accepting contactless payments of all types.

2021-03-25: Rainy day, listening to the raindrops falling on the driveway outside the window.

2021-03-24: Everything is more complicated than it needs to be, I am trying to bring more simplification into my …

2021-03-23: I went for a walk.

2021-03-23: Still have not resolved the share extension problem, perhaps because I spent the evening in the …

2021-03-22: Trying to figure out why some iOS share extensions are not working. In particular Sunlit is not …


2021-03-21: Next up: spring cleaning.

2021-03-20: Green peppers (not roasted this time), shiitake mushrooms, and red wine and garlic salami 🍕

2021-03-20: The Equinox is finally here.

2021-03-19: Day off today.

2021-03-18: Spring is almost here, and finally mass vaccination, but the virus is still with us at a much higher …

2021-03-17: For some reason the Reeder app on all of my devices suddenly stopped fetching data from Feedly, so …

2021-03-16: I am still recovering from the time shift to DST.

2021-03-15: It’s the Ides and March is back to being more lion than lamb. 🌬❄️

2021-03-14: Turkey sausage and roasted green peppers for Pi Day 🍕

2021-03-14: 𝛑

2021-03-13: Here comes spring!

2021-03-13: Our Declaration by Danielle Allen 📚 I have been reading this book on an off for a while, mainly because it is organized into many short …

2021-03-12: A nice summary in The Atlantic by Ronald Brownstein arguing that voting rights should be the major …

2021-03-12: Finally, we need to greatly improve social equity, removing barriers which suppress and impoverish, …

2021-03-11: I am not alone in my opinion on the filibuster…

2021-03-11: After voting rights, the second major issue we all face is the climate crisis. We need to enact the …

2021-03-10: First up, the new voting rights act is desperately needed to block the numerous suppression efforts …

2021-03-09: In current US politics you can’t be for voting rights, climate action, and social equity while …

2021-03-08: Monday blues again…

2021-03-07: Another wasted hour arguing with the Plex server about metadata.

2021-03-07: Too much brunch today.

2021-03-07: I’m trying to keep on top of things by checking my to-do list every morning, but so far this …

2021-03-06: There seems to be a problem with my posts not appearing in the feed. They are showing up …

2021-03-06: I really miss going out to a movie.

2021-03-05: Sausage and sun-dried tomatoes 🍕

2021-03-05: March continues to be a lion this week.

2021-03-04: I’m more than ready for spring to arrive, impatient for warmer weather, leaves and flowers, …

2021-03-03: Defiance

2021-03-02: Privacy

2021-03-01: Light

2021-02-28: Up

2021-02-27: Pompasetting

2021-02-26: Favourite

2021-02-26: Roasted fennel and prosciutto 🍕

2021-02-25: Code

2021-02-24: Baby

2021-02-23: Banana

2021-02-22: Spell

2021-02-21: Colors

2021-02-20: Weather

2021-02-19: Alive

2021-02-18: At home

2021-02-17: Still

2021-02-16: The Liar’s Dictionary by Eley Williams 📚 It has been difficult for me to read new fiction these days, but this brief novel proved to be a …

2021-02-16: Erudite

2021-02-15: Reflection

2021-02-14: Compassion

2021-02-13: When you look up hypocrisy in the dictionary there should be a picture of Mitch McConnell.

2021-02-13: Mushrooms roasted with rosemary and garlic 🍕

2021-02-13: Make

2021-02-12: Sporg

2021-02-11: Machine

2021-02-10: Energy

2021-02-09: Muddy

2021-02-09: Today is National Pizza Day 🍕

2021-02-08: Hope

2021-02-08: I think the only hope for conviction in the Senate would be if the political donor class makes it …

2021-02-07: Garlic and oregano 🍕

2021-02-07: Craving

2021-02-07: I got a warning from my bank that “scammers are targeting customers like you.” I guess I …

2021-02-06: The End of Everything (Astrophysically Speaking) by Katie Mack 📚 It has come to this, I’m trying to read nonfiction in the hope that it will be engaging enough to …

2021-02-06: Sport

2021-02-05: Pets

2021-02-05: FORTRAN -> C -> C++ -> Java -> Objective C -> C++ -> Ruby -> Java -> …

2021-02-04: Layers

2021-02-04: I am now of the opinion that February is the cruelest month.

2021-02-03: Comfort

2021-02-02: We had snow, rain and clouds today, so any groundhogs out and about would not have seen their …

2021-02-02: Morning beverage

2021-02-01: Close up

2021-02-01: Waiting for the Nor’easter to arrive…

2021-01-31: I’ve been waiting for a Big Sur compatible update to Dave Nanian’s excellent disk …

2021-01-31: Last night I woke up from a dream about being back in the office. I think that this was a hopeful …

2021-01-30: Sausage and green onions 🍕

2021-01-30: It’s finally time to start work on the 2020 taxes. The regressive and complicated system here …


2021-01-29: Last night the new UPS reported a short power outage but I don’t see anything else in the …

2021-01-28: The Arctic Vortex is showing up this weekend.

2021-01-27: A little snow today.

2021-01-26: It feels like the mid winter blues are really settling in.

2021-01-25: Today I wore a shirt with buttons!

2021-01-25: Back to work (again). But first a visit to the dentist.

2021-01-24: Somehow I didn’t manage to get all of the laundry done yesterday. Perhaps today?

2021-01-23: Home again, now to catch up on the laundry.





2021-01-20: 🇺🇸



2021-01-19: I’m taking the rest of the week off to worry and fret relax and recharge.

2021-01-18: Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of …

2021-01-17: Sausage, roasted red peppers, and sun dried tomatoes 🍕

2021-01-17: If we want to live on this planet it is important that we not destroy it. …

2021-01-16: My first year on Speaking of anniversaries, last week marks one year since I started posting here on …

2021-01-16: I’ve been digitizing some old cassettes and splitting the tracks using Rogue Amoeba’s …

2021-01-16: 🌧☔️💦

2021-01-15: Took a long walk between rainstorms.

2021-01-15: No walk yesterday due to rain.

2021-01-14: Some good news at last, but also more bad news.

2021-01-13: The House has finally done its job, now the Senate must do the same.

2021-01-13: Not a great week so far.

2021-01-12: Looking forward to Disenchantment Part 3 on Friday. Not looking forward to right wing militias …

2021-01-11: Excellent essay about the need for real change by Ibram X. Kendi in The Atlantic: …

2021-01-11: After a nice weekend it’s back to work again…

2021-01-10: Underground at Ink Block

2021-01-09: Prosciutto, roasted green pepper, and red onion 🍕

2021-01-09: I strongly endorse this opinion piece by Dana Milbank in the Washington Post: …

2021-01-08: Ban all the Nazis!

2021-01-08: The President has not resigned and the Cabinet has failed to do their duty, so it’s down to …

2021-01-07: The President should resign. If he does not, the Cabinet should remove him from office. If they do …

2021-01-06: Well this has been a day.

2021-01-06: This editorial in the New York Times makes an important point: even though the current attempt to …

2021-01-06: I expect recounts but the news from Georgia is good. Today we need a majority in Congress to honor …

2021-01-05: Taking the car in for service today 🚗


2021-01-04: OK back to work!

2021-01-03: Attempting to throw out the certified results of a legitimate election is a violation of the oath to …

2021-01-03: New profile picture?

2021-01-02: Potato, egg, and sausage calzone 🍕

2021-01-02: Arlington Great Meadows

2021-01-02: Two more days on holiday and then back to work.

2021-01-01: So far I’ve managed to post at least once every day this year!

2021-01-01: Happy New Year

2020-12-31: The day is finally here, only a few more hours left before 2020 ends in all time zones. Then we only …

2020-12-30: Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots 📚 It has been difficult for me to sit down and read a book lately, despite reading being the best way …

2020-12-26: How could I forget the Oxford Comma?

2020-12-26: Last pizza of the year, spinach, sausage, and mushrooms 🍕

2020-12-25: Welcome Yule!

2020-12-19: Olives and onions 🍕

2020-12-12: Big pepperoni 🍕

2020-12-05: Margherita again 🍕

2020-11-30: Always be suspicious of conclusions that reinforce uncritical hope and follow comforting traditions …

2020-11-29: Spinach and sausage again 🍕

2020-11-29: No one else looks out upon the world so kindly and charitably as the pedestrian; no one else gives …

2020-11-28: Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they …

2020-11-27: but bein alive & bein a woman & bein colored is a metaphysical dilemma i havent conquered …

2020-11-26: It was wearying, trying to adjust to all the paces life required. — Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

2020-11-25: Opening lines I’ve been taking part in Microblogvember by posting a daily quote which includes the prompt word, …

2020-11-25: Call me Ishmael. — Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville

2020-11-24: The first years of man must make provision for the last. — The History of Rasselas, Prince of …

2020-11-23: Nice sunset + no more leaves.

2020-11-23: To represent something symbolically, as we do when we speak or write, is somehow to capture it, thus …

2020-11-22: Wonderful piece by Clint Smith at The Atlantic:…

2020-11-22: The border is a line that birds cannot see. — “The Border: A Double Sonnet” by Alberto Rios

2020-11-21: Another nice day at the river.

2020-11-21: O, Wind, if Winter comes, can Spring be far behind? — “Ode to the West Wind” by Percy Bysshe …

2020-11-20: Chicken and pesto 🍕

2020-11-20: Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither …

2020-11-19: A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. — …

2020-11-18: And whereas sense and memory are but knowledge of fact, which is a thing past and irrevocable, …

2020-11-17: I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. …

2020-11-16: The memory of a particular image is but regret for a particular moment. — In Search of Lost Time by …

2020-11-15: Far and few, far and few, Are the lands where the Jumblies live… — “The Jumblies” by Edward Lear

2020-11-14: I cannot seriously believe in it because the theory cannot be reconciled with the idea that physics …

2020-11-13: Onions and prociutto 🍕

2020-11-13: I never guess. It is a shocking habit — destructive to the logical faculty. — The Sign of Four by …

2020-11-12: No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, …

2020-11-11: Say it loud! I’m black and I’m proud — “Say It Loud — I’m Black and I’m …

2020-11-10: When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly …


2020-11-09: Every body persists in its state of being at rest or of moving uniformly straight forward, except …

2020-11-08: One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. — The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. …

2020-11-07: Charles River

2020-11-07: FINALLY!!!

2020-11-07: Data visualization matters:

2020-11-07: I felt my lungs inflate with the onrush of scenery — air, mountains, trees, people. I thought, …

2020-11-06: Spinach and sausage 🍕

2020-11-06: How puzzling all these changes are! I’m never sure what I’m going to be, from one minute to another. …

2020-11-05: Tree

2020-11-05: STILL WAITING!

2020-11-05: But stoops to conquer, and but kneels to rise. — Letters to His Son by Lord Chesterfield, …

2020-11-04: Still waiting.

2020-11-04: The end is near. I hear a noise at the door, as of some immense slippery body lumbering against it. …

2020-11-03: Polls are closing; now the waiting begins.

2020-11-03: Polls are open.

2020-11-03: GOWER Enough, Captain. You have astonished him. — Henry V Act 5 Scene 1 by William Shakespeare

2020-11-02: Concentrate your energy and hoard your strength. — The Art of War by Sun Tzu

2020-11-01: Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary… — “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe

2020-10-30: Before After 🍕

2020-10-30: So we got a little snow.

2020-10-28: Herring River estuary on a rainy day.

2020-10-27: Herring River and another forest path.

2020-10-26: Forest paths.

2020-10-25: This is what I’ve been thinking the past four years: New York Times

2020-10-24: Back on the Cape.

2020-10-22: Broccoli and sausage, before and after. 🍕

2020-10-22: Since I’ve already cast my vote I don’t feel the need to watch or even pay attention to the …

2020-10-21: Waiting impatiently for the first public release of photos from OSIRIS-REx touch-and-go asteroid …

2020-10-21: New avatar!


2020-10-16: Turkey pepperoni on top this week. 🍕

2020-10-15: Should I start cross-posting to Twitter? Assuming that it starts working again…

2020-10-15: Twitter is down and I’m anxious I’m going to miss something! Send help.


2020-10-14: My ballot has been “accepted” which means that it’s in the system and will be …

2020-10-14: Rainbow adirondack chairs in Belmont, MA, 5:30 PM EDT (UTC-4) for A Day in the Life. Sharing …


2020-10-12: There is a drop box outside town hall, ballot has been delivered!

2020-10-12: Alas I can’t deliver my ballot today (Monday) as town hall is closed for “Columbus …

2020-10-10: Ballot arrived! I have voted, but now I need to wait until Monday to drop it off.

2020-10-10: According to the state’s election site my ballot is on its way. As soon as I fill it out I’m going …

2020-10-09: If it’s Friday it must be PIZZA! 🍕

2020-10-05: Anxiously waiting for my ballot to arrive in the mail. The sad part is that it hasn’t even been …


2020-10-03: Season 1 Finales 📺 I didn’t expect the first season of Raised by Wolves to end well for the characters, but I was not …

2020-10-02: Chicken meatballs, roasted green peppers and red onions 🍕

2020-09-27: Yes it’s definitely fall

2020-09-26: I’ve been watching Raised by Wolves (HBO Max) and Ted Lasso (Apple TV+); both are dropping their …

2020-09-25: More fall colors

2020-09-25: Pizzas again 🍕

2020-09-24: Fall is here

2020-09-19: Agents of Dreamland by Caitlin R. Kiernan 📚 I feel as though I had already read this slim novella, and I can’t be certain that I haven’t, even …

2020-09-18: Life goes on, most pretty pizza so far. 🍕

2020-09-18: RBG oh no



2020-09-11: Lamb sausage, kale, feta, and fresh orange tomatoes. 🍕

2020-09-09: Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir 📚 It’s hard to discuss this book without spoilers, but I will do my best. The story revolves around …

2020-09-07: So I bought a small Synology NAS and put in several SATA hard drives which were gathering dust. I’m …

2020-09-03: Last pizza before Labor Day, mushrooms and turkey bacon 🍕

2020-08-31: Lovely sunset again #mbaug 31

2020-08-30: Discovery #mbaug 30

2020-08-29: Flakes every morning #mbaug 29

2020-08-28: Emotions at the end of the day #mbaug 28

2020-08-27: Overcome racism #mbaug 27

2020-08-26: Relentless pursuit of pizza #mbaug 26 🍕

2020-08-25: Hope #mbaug 25

2020-08-24: Or What You Will by Jo Walton 📚 “You already know the plot of Twelfth Night, right?” asks the narrator of this strange, dream-like, …

2020-08-24: Frosty Hefeweizen #mbaug 24

2020-08-23: Graceful fog on little cat feet #mbaug 23

2020-08-22: Home away from home #mbaug 22

2020-08-21: Crunch #mbaug 21

2020-08-20: Thursday pizza, artichoke hearts and prosciutto 🍕

2020-08-20: Change is coming #mbaug 20

2020-08-20: Another nice sunset

2020-08-19: Ribbons #mbaug 19

2020-08-18: Grid #mbaug 18

2020-08-17: The mail-in ballot for the primary finally arrived today, and I filled it out immediately and took …

2020-08-17: Cuddly #mbaug 17

2020-08-16: Stationary boats #mbaug 16

2020-08-15: Silhouette #mbaug 15

2020-08-14: Green bell peppers and turkey sausage 🍕

2020-08-14: Among the geese #mbaug 14

2020-08-13: Filter to black-and-white #mbaug 13

2020-08-12: Sound of wind in the trees #mbaug 12

2020-08-11: I have no problem supporting a Harris-Biden ticket.

2020-08-11: Transportation #mbaug 11

2020-08-10: Windows #mbaug 10

2020-08-09: Black-and-white coffee-and-ice #mbaug 9

2020-08-09: 88 Names by Matt Ruff 📚 I read the author’s Lovecraft Country some time ago (and the HBO series based on that novel starts …

2020-08-08: View #mbaug 8

2020-08-08: Network Effect by Martha Wells 📚 If you are a follower of the Murderbot Diaries then you have already read the latest addition to the …

2020-08-07: Pizza is on Friday this week; I blame global warming. 🍕

2020-08-07: Daytripping to a different (better?) world #mbaug 7

2020-08-06: Bisect #mbaug 6

2020-08-05: Flowing water #mbaug 5

2020-08-04: Peaceful #mbaug 4

2020-08-03: This article by Ed Yong in The Atlantic is a hard look at the many unforced errors in the US …

2020-08-03: Bugs #mbaug 3

2020-08-02: Floating #mbaug 2

2020-08-01: Up? #mbaug 1

2020-07-31: What is it?

2020-07-30: If Trump is not ready to face the electorate, he should resign now.

2020-07-30: Mushrooms Pizza on Thursday, one with mushrooms and one without. 🍕

2020-07-29: Brook

2020-07-28: River

2020-07-27: Train station

2020-07-26: Sunset

2020-07-25: Today I went for a short hike.

2020-07-22: 3 pizzas 3 🍕

2020-07-18: I was struck by this short essay by Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. in The Atlantic, and in particular the …

2020-07-15: I’ve been seeing this a lot lately, and I don’t know what it means: what makes a mess “hot?”

2020-07-11: 🥨🥨🥨

2020-07-09: I really enjoyed watching Prehistoric Road Trip on PBS, it offered a winning combination of fossils, …

2020-07-06: Roasted bell peppers and pancetta. 🍕

2020-07-05: Cross posted on Facebook This is my last post on Facebook. I have moved my social networking blog to another service and will …

2020-07-05: I found this article by Isabel Wilkerson in the Times Magazine to be interesting and thought …

2020-07-04: Also it is vitally important that all citizens vote this fall, up and down the ticket.

2020-07-04: Happy birthday USA, wear a mask, Black lives matter, let freedom ring, with liberty and justice for …

2020-06-29: Chicken and spinach sausage, one a bit crispy. 🍕

2020-06-27: Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary

2020-06-26: Robert Hills Conservation Area

2020-06-26: I got to drive a car with radar cruise control and it was great! Having the system take care of …

2020-06-22: Margherita on the porch (third pizza still in the oven). 🍕

2020-06-21: I’m a little worried that celebrating Father’s Day might be seen as an expression of …

2020-06-20: Happy Solstice!

2020-06-16: Sausage and broccoli rabe. 🍕

2020-06-13: Cleaning out the basement, V.32 bis and V.34X Plus.

2020-06-08: Crudo 🍕

2020-06-01: The Special. 🍕

2020-05-25: Barbecue chicken pizza this week, using leftover Blue Ribbon sweet sauce. 🍕

2020-05-24: What is it?

2020-05-19: Turkey pepperoni and kalamata olives. 🍕

2020-05-10: Artichoke and sausage a day early. 🍕

2020-05-05: The Clone Wars are over, I’m glad to be rid of Maul but I’m going to miss Ahsoka.

2020-05-04: I blame the Barolo.

2020-05-04: Made broccoli and potato pizza and forgot to take a picture.

2020-05-03: OK spring is here.

2020-05-02: What is it?

2020-05-01: Wanderers by Chuck Wendig 📚 Spoiler alert, this is perhaps not a book one should read during the present emergency, as major …

2020-05-01: Happy Mayday

2020-04-29: We’ve been watching the free NT Live archive performances on YouTube each week, but the next two are …

2020-04-27: Calzone this week. 🍕

2020-04-26: I’ve been thinking I was wasting my money on the Apple Arcade subscription, but last week I …

2020-04-25: Broke down today and started the 14-day trial subscription to the Criterion Channel. By the time …

2020-04-17: Remarkable abstract decorations around the edges.

2020-04-16: Mood

2020-04-15: Everything is falling apart.

2020-04-14: The willows are leafing out.

2020-04-13: Pizza night again. 🍕

2020-04-12: Socially distant daffodils.

2020-04-11: Last of the cherry blossoms.

2020-04-04: Today I canceled Mayday.

2020-03-30: Monday is now pizza day. 🍕

2020-03-29: Elizabeth Warren may no longer be running for president, but she is continuing to put her energy …

2020-03-23: It may be snowing outside but at least we have pizza. 🍕

2020-03-22: Spring in New England may be cold and wet but at least the daffodils are up.

2020-03-20: Social distancing Friday: went to the supermarket for potato chips (ruffles) and batteries (AA and …

2020-03-18: Social distancing project today: getting the inspection sticker for the car.

2020-03-17: Social distancing project today was (finally!) replacing the broken toilet seat.

2020-03-16: 🍕

2020-03-16: Social distancing for today: I’m no @danielpunkass but I’m working on my technique.

2020-03-15: First social distancing project: connected all ethernet capable devices in the TV cabinet via wire …

2020-03-05: Elizabeth Warren did her best to save the country, but sadly the country has decided that it does …

2020-02-25: I took advantage of early primary voting today to get the jump on Super Tuesday.

2020-02-22: Castillo de San Marcos

2020-02-04: Many years ago, in a presidential primary, I actually did vote for Joe Biden. But this year, on …

2020-02-02: The Vanished Birds by Simon Jimenez 📚 This first novel is a story of far future travel, found families, love, and loss. Although set on an …

2020-01-29: Hot chocolate at Burdick’s

2020-01-26: Anyone can wear the mask.…

2020-01-25: The Last Skywalker 🎥 There has been much discussion about the merits and failings of The Rise of Skywalker, and in …

2020-01-23: I have too many passwords for too many accounts. Even with a password manager I’m not keeping track …

2020-01-21: Trying out the NetNewsWire 5 beta for the first time.

2020-01-20: “When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than …

2020-01-20: Today I have been reading some MLK:… …

2020-01-18: Cambridge 1 is closed for good.

2020-01-18: I have yet to see any mention in the press of how wrong it is to hold any sort of pro-gun rally on …

2020-01-16: Back home again, just in time for some seasonable temperatures and maybe even snow.

2020-01-15: Last day in California before returning to New England. No swimming again because they are …

2020-01-13: So after many months of not dealing with WordPress I have finally given up and decided to let …

2020-01-12: Dictionary Hill

2020-01-11: Mother Miguel Mountain