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To Be Like the Postal Carrier

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Working from home reveals all the daily routines that happen around your house while you’re typically away. 3 different garbage trucks come on Friday. (Garbage, recycling, yard waste. Though the later two come on a secret schedule which lives on our refrigerator.) An elderly woman picks through everyone’s recycling to get cans and bottles. Our […]

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Man Versus Machine

Rory McIlroy

Man Verus Machine – A Classic Tale The concept that pro golfer Rory McIlroy, making real time adjustments to conditions, can out compute a machine designed to hit perfect shots every time is a classic one. In 1996 Russian chess champion Garry Kasporov beat IBM’s best computer 4-2. I suppose you can track this legend of […]

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This Tragedy Has Changed Us

General Slocum Memorial

On June 15th, 1904 the PS General Slocum was chartered by St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of New York City for $350. 1,360 people showed up that Wednesday for the 17th annual Sunday School picnic. It was a calm and beautiful morning… anyone who has visited Manhattan in the summer can envision this morning. The […]

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