Author: Mike Garrity

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...

Angels & Demons 1

Angels & Demons

I kind of enjoyed The DaVinci Code. It seemed to be an above average airport book. So I went back and tried to read Angels & Demons. I think I only got about 10...

We Choose the Moon 0

We Choose the Moon

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the JFK library has put together a neat website. It presents data from the mission in real time, but with a 40 year...

Tall Ships 0

Tall Ships

The tall ships were in Boston this week. We went down to see them this afternoon. They had large ships from all over the world. That’s the Sagres from Portugal in front and the...

So Many Books 0

So Many Books

The Millions has a list of some of the books that are coming out this year. There are several I’m really looking forward to. There’s a new Richard Powers, a new Thomas Pynchon, and...

Bees 1


Here’s another processing sketch we did about the same time as planets and ships. It’s very similar except that the ships are now bees and the cursor is the object that they’re attracted to....