Day 22: They Started It, Really

My parents arrive today. Dad is teaching a statistical analysis in the laboratory workshop at a local biotechnology center next week, so they’re using our place as a B&B and base of operations. I need to stop by the Ferry building to pick up some special ingredients so my muse and I can make dinner for them. First things first, time to stop to hang with acrobats for a few hours. Alan, E-Beth and Kendra are a blast to fly with. Michael is doing some setup for the upcoming shows. I wasn’t able to find everything I was looking for … Continue reading Day 22: They Started It, Really

Day 17: Acrobats and Puzzles

If you want to see some live acrobat performances, the Circus Center’s most talented students will be performing in two different shows in June. Kids are welcome, and you can get tickets and information here. Today I met up with one of those good friends you can learn a lot from. Dave Litwin is an acrobat (you expected that) and an inventor (you might have guessed that too), but his serious superpower is this: He finds solutions, very very quickly. This wiseguy can solve a Rubik’s Cube in under a minute while carrying on a conversation, and less than 30 … Continue reading Day 17: Acrobats and Puzzles

Day 5: Playtime

I had some excellent curry with Erick at the Liberties Bar on Guerrero and 22nd, then went face down (read: sound asleep) in a good sci-fi book at the sunny park nearby with a nice view of the city. Collected info about volunteering at the Exploratorium and the National Parks Conservancy (hoping for some kind of manual labor which doesn’t involve computers). I’ll fill out applications and see where it goes. Wednesday nights every week are for acrobat training. Specifically, flying trapeze. This is what I was doing when I met my muse. Note: You can take a class on … Continue reading Day 5: Playtime

Day 3: Good friends with special skills

Was contacted by Erick “flying is my day job, but the other stuff I do is even cooler” Methot. Friends in Ixtapa need a flying trapeze catcher for the week. Alas, being “on call” for work means no leaving the country for me. Maybe next time. Erick does a brilliant Austin Powers impression, baby. Science: Mom and Dad had joined forces to write for three different biotech training grants, and today they were awarded all three. That’ll create a lot of future scientists. That’s something my folks do well. This post is going to be a little too long (I … Continue reading Day 3: Good friends with special skills