In the summer of 1993, I was the delegate from Oklahoma to the Department of Energy's Supercomputer Honors Program ("Superkids") at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Because I wasn't allowed to bring my camera into the lab, most of my photos are from the off-site banquet at the end of the two weeks.
Shin'en Kan was a home built in Bartlesville, Oklahoma for Joe Price by eccentric architect Bruce Goff. It burned to the ground in 1996 in a presumed arson, though no one was ever prosecuted.
See my album of photos from spring, 1994.
Big news since I last wrote: after ten good years in Emporia, we sold our house and are moving to Omaha, to be closer to Jessie's family. Jessie has a new job, and I'll continue to do the same work from home. But probably the most interesting part of the story is that our house sold in just two hours! I want to emphasize that we are very grateful to the buyer and hold her in the highest respect, and if she's reading this, we hope she understands that we were just surprised by her enthusiasm for the property.
Back in April of 2014, while looking for a cause of my periodic fatigue (which turned out to be gluten intolerance), I got diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL). It's a form of cancer usually found in elderly people (though I was 37), and being chronic it's usually something you die with, not of.
There are a variety of reasons why we've fallen mostly silent on this blog...
- The software got harder for us to use, and I didn't stay on top of updating it.
- Most of our friends are on Facebook, so we got in the habit of just posting stuff there.
- We got even busier -- Jessie with grad school, me with medical issues.
Fortunately there's light at the end of all three tunnels, so we hope to re-emerge soon!
In June of 2008 we attended a friend's wedding in Las Vegas. See an album of our photos from the trip.
Sunday, Oct 2
We had breakfast at a patisserie since the corner café was closed on Sunday. We took the more direct train into Paris and stored our luggage in a locker in Gare de l'Est station. We then went to the Musee des Arts et Métiers, where we enjoyed free admission and lots of models, but we found most of the interactive exhibits out of order.
See an album of our photos from Versailles.
Friday, Sept 30
We slept in, planning to visit a nearby Indian buffet for brunch, but it didn't open at 11am as advertised, so we had to check out of our hotel first, and we wound up returning to same café as the past two days, but this time we got the full breakfast with omelets!