Month: February 2004

time isn’t after us

I work at home, in a comfortable house, with a nice view, on a small mountain. My time is mostly my own. I rarely need to go out, as there’s no need for office space, since our staff spans many timezones. We connect by email, IRC, CVS, JIRA, and our in-house wiki. My schedule is…


Punxsutawney Thrill

Let me apologize in advance on behalf of the state of Pennsylvania for Punxsutawney Phil. Immortalized in the movie Groundhog Day, this February 2nd tradition takes place about 250 miles from here. Each year, thousands of people show up to watch a guy in a weird hat lift a groundhog in the air. Now there’s…


funeral morning

A year ago this morning, I wrote my mom’s eulogy just hours before her funeral. I’d had a whole week to do it, but was understandably overwhelmed by her recent death, to say nothing of the gargantuan and dubious task of summing up such a woman’s life in a few paragraphs. I’d hoped to work…