Jim’s first Heisenbug

Back to a theme of problem solving. In this case – the interesting part is the problem – not how I found it… I was in college, working with ‘Real Hessenberg Matrices’ – which are generally sparse matrices. So it was reasonable to read in the values from punched cards. As I recall, some of…

Madison, Wisconsin

Mary has commented on our trip to Madison (Mary Panttaja). Madison is a great University town. We had ice cream one evening near the Memorial Union, looking out over the lake. Lot’s of people eating hot dogs, drink beer. Lot’s of great bike trails – we rode one to two hours every night. And one…

Oregon Shakespeare Festival – Our Town

I remember very well reading and studying Our Town when I was in high school. I hated it. Nothing happened. There was this narrator on stage telling me the story. The speeches didn’t feel like anything people would actually say. So, I was not looking forward to this production. Then I read the director’s (Chay Yew) comments…