Archives for May 2011

The Monty Python Effect

When he was nine or ten years old, our son came home from a week at summer camp with this story: All of the kids in his group were gathered together while one of the adult counselors threw silly questions out to them. Whenever one of the campers ... Read More

When in doubt, Improvise!

"Expect the unexpected, and you'll be fine." Although I didn't appreciate it at the time, this is one of the best pieces of advice I received from a more experienced colleague before moving to Holland nearly 20 years ago, to live and work in a ... Read More

Always pack your running shoes

I took a little trip down memory lane this past weekend, to the University of Oregon campus in Eugene. More specifically, to Hayward Field and the historic track where we watched the NCAA Track and Field Championships and the U.S. Olympic Trials as ... Read More