Category Archives: Personal

Goodbye, Dad. We love you.

My father, Robert “Bob” Jarrett, died yesterday after complications from his terminal prostate cancer. We were able to spend the last week with him while he was having intense oxygen therapy at Buffalo General’s medical ICU. For much of the … Continue reading

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Unfortunately, I told you so.

With a violent coup attempt going on right now in our Capitol (uncoordinated, stupid, and useless, but still a violent coup), I still don’t understand how almost 75 million citizens could vote for this gangster… for a second time. Even … Continue reading

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VOTE, for the love of life, the universe, and everything!

When I reacted to the 2016 election, I feared for the worst. Even I underestimated the horror of this administration and the damage it could do to our country, our democratic values, and the world. Our only chance is to … Continue reading

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Happy 50th Anniversary, Mom and Dad!

My parents, Marie and Robert Jarrett, truly happily married for 50 years today. We love you! photo from May 2017 courtesy of Sarah Jarrett, my sister-in-law A couple photos from their wedding day 50 years ago.   And from when each was a … Continue reading

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“Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”

J. Robert Oppenheimer, quoting the Bhagavad Gita, in an interview describing his thoughts at the Trinity nuclear test. As I watched the election results coming in last night, a feeling of existential dread began surfacing, and this story of Oppenheimer at … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Midnight McJarrett, the Neighborhood Cat, 2004-2013

We put Midnight to sleep this evening. She was a really good kitty, and it’s quite sad for us. Midnight adopted us almost nine years ago when we moved into the house here in Baltimore. She was a nearly feral … Continue reading

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NASA Images of Storm Damage

NASA has published before and after pictures of Friday’s storm damage in the mid-Atlantic. Using Photoshop, I created an image from the differences in the photos, focused on the Baltimore-DC metro areas. It provides interesting insight into the extent of … Continue reading

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Happy Halloween 2011

The bat has flown to greener pastures, and a large Black Widow spider has taken up residence.

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One more thing…

As I was saying goodbye to Teresa this morning, on my way to work, I heard just a brief few words from the radio, tuned to NPR, “… and Apple has…” and I immediately knew. I listened a bit more … Continue reading

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Ten (More) Commandments for the Digital Age

We were discussing some of the stats in LukeW’s data Monday yesterday, when I made a crack about not using Twitter on the sabbath. That led to a silly conversation and some additional mental riffs on the need for some … Continue reading

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