Essays & Letters: Vol 1

Stephen Wolfram on Ada Lovelace

December 22, 2015

Untangling the Tale of Ada Lovelace Read more

True or False: 60 is the New 40

March 3, 2015

Holden Caulfield influenced my personal philosophy back in the day, guiding my last teen year and the first half of my twenties. Birthdays back then represented nothing more than sequential numbers that only impressed my parents. I started frequenting bars before turning twenty-one, because the way I carried myself—cigar, shades,… Read more

He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Big Bro

April 21, 2014

Privacy is a hot topic, unless you’ve been sequestered from worldly concerns since Edward Snowden made his global debut as a leaker of classified documents. Our meta data is hanging out there in the breeze for all to see like underwear on a backyard clothes line. There are many paths… Read more

Getting Buzzed

April 6, 2014

I absolutely shutter when I visualize three or four mature gentlemen, sitting on a park bench, flicking peanuts at tree rats, recounting their glory days of virility and accomplishment. Fortunately for me, my friends live in other towns and states, so it’s unlikely I’d become a willing participant in the… Read more

I Don’t Need No Stinking Race Card

April 1, 2014

I’m half Japanese, half caucasian, and was born in Tokyo, Japan. I grew up in America, attended American schools, and my home life was a cultural mixture of Japanese food and customs blended with Americanisms derived from my father’s German and English roots. My mother was Beethoven and my father… Read more

Inspiration & Discipline

March 25, 2014

Raised in a way that engendered my curious temperament, I’ve felt compelled to tear things apart since I was old enough to hold my dad’s tools and get my hands dirty. Occasionally, I find myself in the shop with something on the bench to dismantle, sorting the parts into bins,… Read more

We’re not Grumpy Old Men

March 15, 2014

I don’t know about other mature gentlemen, but I stay up until the wee hours of the morning, like 2am or later. Staying up late naturally synchronizes my biorhythms, which is very important to my musical journey. When I’m programming, wrangling words, or playing guitar, I’m most productive and creative… Read more

The Seeker

May 12, 2013

Whether it’s a day hike in the Willamette National Forest, a two-week vacation in the Scottish Highlands, or a month-long trek through the Australian Outback, one is bound to take notice of the quality of sights, sounds, tastes, tactility, and scents along the journey. A farmer’s morning market on a… Read more