Category: Blog Posts

Twenty Eighteen – Year in Review

2018 has been an incredible year. I’ve completed my PhD, I’ve traveled to new places, attended conferences, taught new courses, played new songs, read new books, and written new blog posts πŸ™‚ I couldn’t think of a better way to end the year than recapping...

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Holding Fast to a Dying Dream

My first days of college are beginning to fade into yesteryear. Cellphones were not the mainstay they are today. Certainly, there were no iPhones and Android devices. The Sidekick had yet to make it’s appearance. Trending were Blackberries and Nextel phones. Chat rooms were out....

Round Two

New students have arrived. The old are back. (Students, of course. Don’t call faculty old; that’s just rude.) Streets are filled with moving trucks and minivans. Even fall has returned, and thus the blanket to my bed. Old friends exchange greetings. New bonds are forming....

Leaving your comfort zone

Comfort Zone

It was a Saturday afternoon in April of 2013. My phone buzzed. A text message from an unknown number. I glanced at the preview and put the phone back down. I was practicing, uninterested in interruptions. I didn’t recall giving out my number to anyone....

Movin’ On Up: From the Back of the Class to the Very Front

As the doors of Middlebury College open to students on September 11, 2017, it commemorates the beginning of my career, journey, and exploration as an assistant professor in computer science. Today is also Patriots Day, a day which we remember the tragic events which took...

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