New books!

Came home to some new books in the mail today.  First off, one of two rare Isaac Asimov books that were not already in my Asimov collection,  Our Federal Union: The United States from 1816 to 1865. Next on the list is Alastair Reynolds’ first novel Revelation Space.  I saw this book on a must-read list […]

Some cool things in my book collection

Getting the office setup and organized, and purging some books reminded me of some of the cool things I have in my collection. I’ve picked out a few of these things to highlight below. I’ve got nearly 200 Isaac Asimov books, including some rare books and 3 signed books. Among some of the rare books, […]

Busy lately?

So here’s the deal:  We moved. This move culminates a series of (wonderful) events that have taken up the better part of the last two years.  Now that the move is over the unpacking has begun and this takes time and meanwhile, the house is in a fair amount of disarray.  I don’t work too […]

Good meals

I’m sequestering myself in the office this week in order to complete some training material for a 3-day train-the-trainer session I’ll be leading in mid-March.  I started the work morning off by putting together my annual self-appraisal.  With the exception of one meeting, I spent the rest of the day working on the training stuff, and […]

My book catalog is on LibraryThing!

This is related to the consolidation process from last week.  I’ve finally got the bulk of my book catalog loaded into LibraryThing.  I’m still in the process of tagging and cleaning up the entries that are there, but with the exception of some really new books I’ve acquired, and a few still packed away in […]


Last night, I completed my 400th book since January 1, 1996, finishing off The Hard SF Renaissance.  I’ll have a summary of this later on (and on goodreads).  Shortly before going to bed, I started up on book #401, Gardner Dozois’ The Best of the Best: 20 Years of the Year’s Best Science Fiction. 400 books […]

New Year’s Day

We had a quiet day yesterday.  It was cold in the metro D.C. area, with temperatures in the 20s.  We went shopping in the morning.  First to Old Navy for Kelly to get some maternity clothes, then to Target, where she got more maternity clothes, and where we picked up a few other items.  Fromthere […]

Warm Sunday

It was near 70 degrees here in the Metro DC area today–unusual for late December, to say the least.  It was almost like we were back in Florida.  I slept in until about 8:30 or so.  But we still managed to get an early start on our day.  First, we headed over to the Apple […]

More odd sleep patterns

Most people were not at work today.  But Kelly and I headed in as usual.  It was a quiet morning for the most part, but a busy afternoon.  I had lunch with Monica at CPK (Todd was supposed to be there, too, but never showed up.)  I then prepared for a 2 PM meeting that was more contentious than […]

Raindrops keep fallin’ on my head

Today was supposed to be my last Orioles game of the season.  But weather and other tasks kept me away.  And while I was fairly certain this game would be postponed–or at least delayed–it turns out it wasn’t.  The Orioles lost 10-1.  They lost every game I attended this season, some 10 out of 13.  At least […]

Library books

After work today, I headed over to the local library and checked out two books: John Scalzi’s The Ghost Brigades, sequel to Old Man’s War, and Vernor Vinge’s Hugo award-winning Rainbow’s End. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t dream of checking out science fiction books from the library. I’d buy them and add them lovingly to my collection. […]

Fouled up my data on GoodReads

I was trying to be clever and managed to delete most of my data on Good Reads. It’ll be sometime this weekend before I get it all re-imported.