June 21st, 2013


Sunil, the one persion inquisition

Hmmm, maybe I need to explain that. Sunil is the source of an endless stream of questions. Many of them are real "thinkers". He's also learned that more of his questions get answers if he paces himself.

Over lunch today he asked me "when was there the first Oak tree?"

I said that I had no idea. But, you know me, I can't leave something like that just sitting there. Five minutes of Googling around ("quercus paleobotany") got me the answer. Sixty five million years. That's a lot of acorns.

Fair warning

Just so you know -- those of you who know me in Real Life -- I got a haircut. It's short. Really short.

In response to my ever-growing forehead I made a change (my first hair style change since I grew and then clipped off my tail in 1988-89). The way have been wearing my hair is an "Ivy League" cut. It's now a "Military Ivy League". Not exactly high and tight but it's a #2 buzz on the sides and, as I said, really short on top.

It's also very low maintenance, and much cooler in the heat. I think I like this.