Thin Line 4/3/22

The campus was more or less deserted.  The day was comfortably warm, and I know I was enjoying my task knowing there was no immediate deadline for completion.  That’s when he walked in.

And Again 3/20/22

It is my firm belief that it is the responsibility of all adults to know gun safety.  In this day and age, there are just too many guns around and the chances of finding one is too high.  If you happened on one of my handguns, would you know about the safeties?  Would you trust them?  Would you know how to unload them?  Would you know that removing the clip isn’t enough? 

Reputation 2/11/22

Reputations are enigmas.  They are so tough to build, yet so fragile once set.  If the reputation is damaged, it takes much longer, and much more work, to rebuild it to the former glory.  I am fortunate enough to have some great friends still at that institution so I’m very happy to say that the reputation of the computer science at XXU did rebound.  Not only did they rebound, but they've grown far more than I would have imagined. They found their niche, and many years and incredible government grants later, they’ve built a reputation that far exceeded anything they had accomplished before, or during, my tenure there.  But, on occasion, I remember their reputation when I started, and how fragile it really was.  I’ve learned great lessons from this, and it seems as though their computer science people have as well.