Omens

Yesterday: thirteen vultures circling above us, as we stood on a hilltop overlooking the river, watching the trees turn golden.  At our feet, a dead snake with its head crushed. On the way home, a fox.

A good visit

Too much good in today to encapsulate it here, but suffice to say that I feel like life is happening again, things are moving forward, and I saw a fox this evening, thus confirming, by the hand of Nature, that today was, unambiguously, good. Also, does anyone in the Philly area want some kittens, at …

Brain Dump

I finally finished Silas Marner; pleasantly written, but thin.  Not much there there. I made great spanakopita this weekend, and biked, and hiked, and played frisbee.  I was productive, too—I achieved in 2 hours what would have likely taken me a day to a day and a half had I been in the office.  This …

Doubly Good

Yesterday was good in many, many ways.  Primarily, I attended a talk at UC Boulder by Adele Goldberg, which was excellent.  She argued clearly, presented an interesting but convincing account of the facts observed in her studies (hear that, Chomsky?  Real data!) and also presented a theory that seemed maybe, just maybe, implementable in the …