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Follow Your Passion

September 27th, 2012 · No Comments · Firefly, life, movies, Serenity

I have learned over the years that doing things that you are passionate about is very important. This was brought home to me earlier this week when I had lunch with a long-time friend of mine who I worked with during my time at Sun Microsystems. We were comparing job experiences and she remarked that […]

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Reflections on the DOT Headquarters Move

June 2nd, 2012 · No Comments · technology

While working on lesson plans for some of the classes I teach, I came across the summary and lessons learned I wrote up after we finished the move of the US Department’s of Transportation headquarters from L’Enfant Plaza to the Navy Yard. It original appeared in Federal Times, I thought some of it might be applicable […]

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Astronaut Alvin Drew in China, Now at the Space Station

February 27th, 2011 · 1 Comment · 2009 china solar eclipse, Entertainment, Firefly, international, travel

In 2009, our family went to China to see a solar eclipse. This was the second solar eclipse we had gone to, the first being in Turkey in 2006, but this time we also took our daughters, Miriam and Tamar with us. In Wuhan, where we watched the eclipse we were joined by an American […]

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Ellen & Dan’s Excellent Adventures in Nova Scotia – Day 4

August 4th, 2010 · No Comments · travel

Tuesday was a leisurely day starting in Ingonish on the East side of Cape Breton about half-way down the coast, completing the loop we started yesterday, swinging back in a circle through Baddeck and ending up in the early afternoon in Mabou, at the bottom of the west side of Cape Breton. The Lantern Inn […]

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Superman Doomsday

February 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Entertainment, Firefly

I finished Superman Doomsday, http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/superman_doomsday/, this morning. This was an animated cartoon based on the series where DC killed off Superman in the early 1990’s. At the time, it cause quite a reaction, getting coverage in the national and even international press. Millions of readers who had never read comics, bought copies. While I had […]

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The Big Bang Theory Hearts Firefly

February 9th, 2010 · No Comments · 2009 china solar eclipse, Entertainment, Firefly, government business, movies, Serenity, travel

For those who knew me when I was the CIO at the US Department of Transportation, you will know that I held a monthly lunch with a small band of fans of both the TV show Firefly, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefly_(TV_series), and the movie Serenity, http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/serenity/. For references to this, see the end of the interview I gave […]

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Serenity On The Yangtze

July 21st, 2009 · No Comments · 2009 china solar eclipse, Firefly, Serenity, travel

For those who have come in late to the story, I am a member of what some might call a cult that worships Firefly and Serenity.  Firefly was a TV show created by Joss Whedon, who among other things was the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which lasted less than one season. It was […]

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