Thanks to everyone who expressed their sympathy at my brother's passing. It's been a challenging week. I've handled everything I can until the death certificate is issued (the wheels of bureaucracy turn at a glacial pace), so I'm going back to work on Monday. And I'm looking forward to doing something normal again.

Thanks, but this is actually part of taking care of myself—I'm the oldest functioning adult at the moment, and I'm the one being the rock for my nephews. Social media is the rock's support group (along with the rock's wife, of course).

With everything else in the last 36 hours, I forgot to post this here yesterday. It's been hell.


Sad news: for those of you who might remember him, former ADN member Clark Goble has died of a stroke.

Clark left behind a wife and five children. There's a GoFundMe to assist them if anyone's so inclined.


Well, we could have told you that. :-)

This is a big, fat, glowing, bright red warning sign. If you're expecting your managers to encourage behavioral changes in the direction of less work, you should have made them yourself six months ago.

For those who knew Amit Bajaj from ADN: this was him. Got the news this morning from . 😞

The answer to your question is that only about 6,000 of the 91,000 German troops captured after surrendering at Stalingrad returned home.

Here comes the rain again
Falling on my head like a memory
Falling on my head like a new emotion…