The Fourth Turning by William Strauss and Neil Howe

Strauss, W., & Howe, N. (1997). The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy. Broadway Books; New York.  The Amazon review for The Fourth Turning suggests that reading this book will change the way you view the world – and your place in it. These words concisely sum up how I felt after my first exposure to the…

Stochastic Scheduling for the Sciencey

Once upon a time, in a land far far away – we were all able to schedule our days perfectly and know exactly what was going to happen. We also knew, down to the very minute details, the content and timing of these happenings. Doesn’t this sound like the start of a fairy tale to…

Why I’m Following #SOCHI2014

After many years of self-imposed oblivion towards matters pertaining to sports, news, and world events, I am awakening to the importance of events like Sochi 2014 with a kind of bleary dull-headedness. (I’m also acutely more aware of pop culture scandals than I have been at any previous time in my life; but then again,…