Eulogy to my mother-in-law, Olga Withoff

Eulogy to my mother-in-law, Olga Withoff

Olga Withoff, August 12, 1936 - December 15, 2018 Olga was a great presence in all of our lives, and I’m honored to have this opportunity today to say a few words in her memory. I think this memorial…

The memory revision machine

The memory revision machine

Friday, London, U.K. At the conference, both the morning sessions were fantastic. The lecture on neural cryptology alone justified my hurried exit from the coffeeshop. Still, I found it unusually difficult to focus. Taking notes helped but not much.…

the lil' boat vendor

the lil' boat vendor

Hải Long Bay (2016) the lil' boat vendor slowly trolls just abeam dangling her eyes Hai Long Bay is one of those places on the tourist trail that leads to the paradoxicalcondition of being a place I would call a…

passing quietly

passing quietly

Hỏa Lò Prison (2016) passing quietly the old prison’s walls we all know This is the infamous "Hanoi Hilton" that housed captured US pilots during the Vietnam War. After visiting the museum, you learn that the place was known…

“The eff is tulpas?”

“The eff is tulpas?”

Often when I first awake in the morning a snippet of a scene from the story will pop into my head more or less fully-formed–like a memory of something witnessed first hand including dialog, the nuance of the setting,…