So, What’s It Going To Be?

August 30, 2013

Excellent political analysis from The Onion, as usual…


Go Cyclones

August 30, 2013

A friend of ours gave us tickets to see the Brooklyn Cyclones last night, so I took my daughter’s and one of their friends. This is single A ball. The baseball park is at Coney Island and is quite nice.

The Cyclones are a Mets team and they were actually playing the Staten Island Yankees but at the Single-A level, I’m rooting for the home team.

It was a good game. The Cyclone’s pitcher threw a one-hitter for 6 innings with 9 strike-outs. Danielle liked that because they play the Law and Order sound after every strike out and that amused her.

The girls cared more about the cotton candy than the game and we only lasted 7 innings. But a good time was had by all.

And it was jersey night…


Jessie, Vicotria and Danielle

Herding Cats

August 30, 2013

Apparently herding cats is as difficult as the idiom implies, because when Q service and local B service was restored an hour and 24 minutes later, the cats still had not been captured.

Where’s My Shark?

August 29, 2013

OK, this web site is crazy. Sharks tagged with transmitters that you can track real time.

On vacation in Cape Cod last week, one day we went to Nauset Beach. This is on the ocean side (our place is on the bay side – no sharks). We saw a seal come very close to us. Seals are shark food and all the signs say “don’t swim near seals”.

So I wish I knew about this site last week…

Another Fantastic Vacation

August 28, 2013

Honestly, I could just recycle last year’s post. The weather was fantastic. The same families were in the same houses so Danielle and Victoria had built in playmates. The beach and sunsets are always great.

The gang from the first week:


Danielle, Clara, Madeline, Victoria and Hannah (10,8,9,6 and 5 respectively)


Other friends stayed with us the second week. We hit the local drive-in:


Victoria, Marieé and Cooper


This year even Tori was holding the crabs:


Danielle created elaborate habitats with crabs organized by size:


And fish:


I’m not really sure what Tori is doing here:


But she’s very proud of her new sweatshirt:


As hard as it is, I’ll avoid posting a million sunset pictures. Every night was a great one.


Two Minds

August 27, 2013

Whatever your opinion on intervention in Syria, The New Yorker’s piece, Two Minds on Syria is worth a read.

Quantum Computing

August 27, 2013

A good overview of Quantum Computing. As Richard Feynman supposedly said:

If you think you understand quantum mechanics, you don’t understand quantum mechanics.