Monthly Archives: July 2011

Banjo invades Opera!

I open Porgy and Bess tonight at Seattle Opera, where my wife, Ellen (GLaDOS) has sung many times.  But I’ll be in the orchestra pit playing the banjo!  The Seattle Opera blog has written a nice article about me.  You … Continue reading

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Anime Midwest!

Ellen and I are attending our first FanCon: Anime Midwest, just outside of Chicago.  The fans are really great.  Wonderful costumes and incredible youthful energy.  It just does my heart good to see the computer games we are a part … Continue reading

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We need to make space travel irritating.

In the 50s, space travel was all possibilities. Most people just thought going to the moon was impossible. There’s something romantic about doing the impossible. Now we know that going to the moon is just expensive. That’s not nearly as … Continue reading

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Democracies vs. Large Projects (like colonizing Mars ‘n’ stuff)

Is it possible for a society as complex and varied as America is to accomplish great things?  Or will every great idea be nibbled to death by all the various people who find fault with it? The problem with democracies … Continue reading

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