One. Two. Three. Four. Five.   Who is counting? — I am counting. You are always counting. — You have to ask me to stop. You buried me the day after Valentine’s day. — You broke my heart. All is forgiven. — Nothing is forgotten. Why are you still so angry? […]

This is one of my favorite clips of Despicable Me 2. It illustrates several emotional systems, rapidly cycling in wonderful animation. It brings new meaning to the phrase “affect regulation”…

It is August of 2013 and she is in Mexico. It is only one week into the vacation, yet every possible scenario, likely or unlikely, is already circling her mind like a bunch of vultures over a dying animal. This poor animal, a banal metaphor for her happiness, tried so […]

My grandmother would not approve of the title of my blog post. She has survived almost 94 years (give or take) believing in god and trying to find peace in this world through him. I grew up in a very religious environment that provided only superficial answers to dealing with […]

More living out of a suitcase for almost a month for much needed vacation to Greece and subsequently intense intellectual stimulation. You can find me at: … the International Workshop on New Computationally-Enabled Theoretical Models to Support Health Behavior Change and Maintenance, October 16-17, 2012, Brussels, Belgium | … […]

While searching for inspiration to move forward, sometimes it helps to look back…way back. Over dinner tonight, James and I talked about old civilizations. I remembered that I had an old tribute to a certain place of the past, a sacred place: my own huaca. Before game engines were available […]

It has been hard to think about myself turning 34 without thinking you not turning 37 two months later. You were there for at least 20 of my birthdays. Maybe more. And you loved cake and milk.