I live northeast of Boston in the coastal town of Marblehead, MA. The town reeks of US history, and is the birthplace of the US Navy (1775). Our house is about a mile from the balmy North Atlantic Ocean, balmy meaning water temperatures may reach 60° for 2-3 weeks each August.
(Semi-retirement) + (empty nest) = scuba diving, sailing and traveling when other parents' kids are in school. (Sorry, but I had to get something mathy into the bio.) I'm also involved in college alumni activities and occasional neighborhood projects.
Most of my career involved developing computer software for management of very large databases. I worked primarily for startup and small companies, and also ran a software consulting business. The work was always hard, but ultimately very satisfying. The most interesting projects involved railroads, economics forecasting, and work for various government agencies including NASA.
I married Katie Huddleson in 1976, and we are still together. Our son Matt is a sophomore at Stanford University, and has already outstripped me in terms of math/science skills. Katie still works part time as a Special Assistant District Attorney for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She argues criminal appellate cases for the prosecution in front of our State Appeals and Supreme Judicial Courts.
1) Least favorite: Taking the right-of-way (from a cop!) driving to school one winter morning, and getting a ticket in the middle of the high school parking lot. Lights flashing, friends watching, teachers chuckling, insurance premiums rising, etc. I took infinite grief in every class that day, especially in band.
2) Most favorite: Climbing Long's Peak with Rich Mallory ('64), Dave Riggs ('65), Dave Mallory ('66), and Larry Lopez ('66).