Creative Work as Experiment

My wife Katie, in addition to being an academic, is an artist. She refers to her art projects as experiments. It’s an accurate description. She spends a lot of time testing out materials and techniques, discovering what they can do. As she tries things she keeps notes on what works and what doesn’t. The experiment […]

Celebrating Katie’s Birthday

Today’s Katie’s birthday. Of course, she’s out on a consulting gig for most of the day, and I’m at work as usual. That doesn’t mean that we don’t have some fun things planned. For dinner I’m making her meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and brussels sprouts. She requests this every year. I make the meatloaf with dark […]