I have been taking an advanced statistics course, and most of the number-related work is done in SPSS. However, we occasionally need to check answers or do simple calculations outside the software. My $5 four-function calculator is nice, but after a few taps it gets frustrating to me. And, oddly, I have been unable to… Continue reading My Favorite Calculator (HP 48G)
When we left off I was nearing the end of stripping my canoe. I only had a few pieces left, but of course the details always take the most time. Day Eight: The Final Strips Working from the keel line out now, the strips went in very easily. By design, I didn’t have to bend… Continue reading Getting My Canoe Ready for ‘Glass
Pauline Gourlay died on October 14, 2020 in Dearborn, Michigan at the age of 100. She was born Pelagia Bogush in Detroit on November 8, 1919 to John Bogush and Paraskievia Labaz Bogush. She was the fifth of six children, and she died as the last remaining sibling. In a family that immigrated to the… Continue reading Pauline Gourlay, 1919-2020
Day Three To be honest I’ve lost track of the days, but think of them as phases and a gauge of how long things took. The inner stems dried and cured overnight, then I installed them (form and all) onto the strongback. I used a saber saw and an angle grinder to shape the stems… Continue reading Stripping My Canoe
After finishing the launch of my podcast and my book, I felt like I could relax for a bit. It was almost a month before school starts, and I was feeling pretty good. Then a voice in my head said, “Hey! You have free time! Let’s do stuff!” So I thought about what I might… Continue reading New Project: Building a Canoe
I try to be a conscientious shopper. I know that my little bit of capital doesn’t make a company rich, but I also know that I’m not the only person out there who cares where their money goes. Together we most certainly can get the attention of businesses and let them know that we want… Continue reading A boycott of one
I just posted the first episode (well, the 0th episode) of The Unspeakable Vice Podcast. Check it out!
So it’s official. I’m launching a podcast, and it’s called Unspeakable Vice. In it we are going to talk about the difficulties we have talking about sex. In other words, we’ll be talking about talking about sex. I just created a website for the podcast, so bookmark it and follow me on social media so… Continue reading The Unspeakable Vice Podcast is in development!
So far during this time of relative isolation, I have been working on my book. Last week I finished my first draft and submitted it to a publisher for review. This might be an anticlimactic milestone, but it is a milestone nonetheless. It feels like I accomplished something significant. I’ll give you more information as… Continue reading Recent Projects