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August 4, 2009

Edward Hall

Edward Hall died a few weeks ago. His obituary was in the Times today. I first learned of his work with non-verbal communication in the early seventies, but returned to it in a visceral way in the early nineties. I read The Dance of Life: The Other Dimension of Time and it worked its way […]

April 29, 2009

HATCHfest names George Baxter a Groundbreaker!

Evan was named a fashion groundbreaker at Hatch Asheville. Here’s is the site. HATCHfest.

April 29, 2009

Fashionist: Amy – Dolores Park, SF

Here’s my girl wearing her latest creation. Thanks to for the picture.Fashionist: Amy – Dolores Park, SF.

April 27, 2008

Clay Shirky on Cognitive Surplus

As someone who has definitely expended too much of my life on the watching of Gilligan’s Island, this is heartening news. Shirky argues that there has been a cognitive surplus in the developed world and for the past 50 years we have been soaking up that surplus with situation comedies and that now we are […]

April 7, 2008

Post-traumatic Stress and Ill Children

A personal story in the Times talks about the impact of having a severely sick or injured child on parents. There isn’t any data, only personal stories, but startled me into recognition of my own condition. I still sit upright in bed in the middle of the night recalling the five seconds when I turned […]

September 5, 2007

Eight Years in the Making

The little man had taken his blanket into the living room and I brought it back to him at bed time. As I was leaving he said, “Love you, Dad.” Without betraying his confidence, I’d just like to thank everyone who made this moment, and all of the similar moments of the past months that […]

January 16, 2007

Depression, Parenting and Protection

One of the perks that I receive by virtue of being the President of the parent’s organization at my children’s school is that I occasionally get to attend presentations on education and parenting that I might not otherwise. A couple of months ago, I heard a woman named Madeline Levine speak about her book about […]

February 3, 2006

Compounding Experience

I’ve been thinking over the past month more about experience, permanence and regrets. The conventional wisdom is that in a person’s life, they make mistakes when they are young, which they regret, learn from and never do again. This sounds great to me. Let’s encourage everyone to make as many mistakes as possible, then they […]

January 3, 2006

Permanence and Regrets

The holidays are over. Happy New Year to everyone. Our holidays were interesting on a number of fronts. I took a great number of pictures which I’ll try to put up on flickr soon. My oldest daughter has recently acquired a number of tattoos. Over the holidays these were brought up a few times, always […]

June 21, 2005


I have lived longer in my current home than any other place, 8 years. We moved quite a few times when I was a child. I changed schools twice in third grade then went to a different school for fifth grade. We also moved during fourth grade, but it was just up the street, so […]