Author: Mike Garrity

5 Dangerous Things for Kids 0

5 Dangerous Things for Kids

Gever Tulley (of Tinkering School) gave a talk at TED a couple of years ago about five dangerous things you should let your kids do. He doesn’t have his own kids, but we do,...

Jae Ha 0

Jae Ha

Jae Ha, one of my fraternity brothers from school, was in town this week. He’s staying at Curt’s so a bunch of us got together over there tonight to catch up and talk about...


Rich Boys’ Toys

You’ve probably heard of Tom Perkins. He owns the world’s largest sailboat, the Maltese Falcon: Which can now apparently be yours at a bargain price. Now he’s got a new toy. Check out his...

Ursonate 0


Ursonate is a sound poem written by Kurt Schwitters in the 20’s. This is a great performance of it by Jaap Blonk with really cool visuals by Golan Levin. Golan also did The Secret...


Portrait of an Eagle

Have you seen this picture from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter? That little white dot casting the big shadow is the bottom half of the LEM that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed in 40...

Playing Hooky 0

Playing Hooky

Chris & I took the day off and went hiking up Great Blue Hill. It was a beautiful day. Sunny, about 88 degrees. The blueberries were ripe and we met a couple of deer...

It Was 40 Years Ago Today 0

It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Liftoff! This is the cover of the scrapbook I put together that summer when I was 10. I clipped articles out of the newspaper every morning and pasted them into this scrapbook. We were...

Coder Girl 0

Coder Girl

We ran into this music video by Dale Chase on YouTube today. We all thought it was pretty good. It’s nice to see someone write hiphop about girls who do the sort of things...

The Big Picture: Apollo 11 0

The Big Picture: Apollo 11

The Big Picture is the Boston Globe’s photoblog. It’s really wonderful. They often have some great collections of photos. For example, today they have this collection of photos from the Apollo 11 mission.

Crocosmia 0


Here’s another interesting flower from our garden: It’s called crocosmia. I don’t think it’s really supposed to be hardy in our zone (zone 6), but our plant has consistently returned year after year putting...