Category Archives: Personal history

About Dreams

Keying off the previous post, I was fascinated by Gottschall’s comments about dreams, how they often focus on important or threatening things in life. I’ve noticed certain themes in my own dreams, in that they invariably involve some problem, a … Continue reading

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Notes for the Book? Certainly Excerpt from the Memoirs. Hierarchy of Process Management: CMMI

I’m frequently fascinated by trying to recreate my train of thought — or perhaps I should say, I occasionally realize how my train of thought came about and am fascinated by the realization. For five or six weeks now I’ve … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Diary May 2020: Replaying the Myst games

Here we are at the middle of May, some seven or eight weeks in to stay-at-home orders here in the Bay Area – when it started, my partner began working from home, except for the one day a week he … Continue reading

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Academics

(This is another essay to become a section of my “memoirs,” to be promoted to a page rather than a post, eventually.) It’s a truism that once you become an adult and have a career job, no one cares about … Continue reading

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Apple Valley Dreams: Beauty and Isolation — Draft

–This is a draft, posted just in case, that when finished will be promoted to a page, and decorated with many, many photographs. \\ The place where I grew up was the equivalent of an alien planet. The place was … Continue reading

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My History with Pseudo-Science (Briefly) and Science

I went through a brief phase of interest in pseudo-science. Beginning at that 7th grade book fair when I bought (in addition to Blish’s Star Trek), an early edition of Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and a book by Frank … Continue reading

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My History with Science Fiction

Here’s another autobiographical post, probably repetitious with some of the others, about specific events or circumstances that triggered interests or beliefs, some brief, some that have lasted a life. 3500 words just today—a draft. Science Fiction There are several phases … Continue reading

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My History with Astronomy

How did it start? There was a specific event: in the 6th grade, I noticed a row of textbooks in a closet, a basic astronomy text called A Dipper Full of Stars. (I already wrote about that here: http://www.markrkelly.com/Blog/2014/05/01/cosmos-and-my-amateur-astronomy/.) I … Continue reading

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My History with Books

(As I said in previous post, this is an essay that will be cross-post as a page, accessible through the drop-down menus above. For now it’s just a post.) Anyone entering my home over the past 30 years, maybe even … Continue reading

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My History with Bicycling

I’ve been writing a series of autobiographical essays recently, to supplement the photo sets of scanned slides and prints I’ve promised to gather on this site. Most will be installed as WordPress “pages” which then automatically appear in the menu … Continue reading

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