Archive for March, 2010

Anecdotes/jokes from Peter

On looking through some old files, I found a file from mid-1989 titled “peter.anecdotes.” He must have sent me these notes in email at some point (see a forthcoming entry about Peter and email), but I don’t know exactly when (probably early ’89), and I’m not sure whether these three paragraphs were all in the […]


I posted this back in 2005, in an entry in my main blog, but I think it’s worth reposting here. One of the few things other than papers and photos that I brought home with me after that first week was Peter’s slide rule. I always wanted that slide rule when I was a kid. […]

Languages in the home

When I was a kid, at one point my school sent home a form that asked for various bits of info about the kid’s home life. One of the blanks on the form asked for a list of the languages that were spoken in the child’s home. Peter wrote: “English and Gibberish.” (I don’t actually […]

The fate of Peter’s books

In an entry from late 2007, Dobe asked what happened to Peter’s books. I was going to finally post a comment on that entry to supply some answers just now, when I realized that I might as well make it a full entry instead of a comment. So here goes: Peter had a lot of […]

A return to posting

A bunch of things conspired to cause me to stop posting here two years ago. I was feeling that my entries weren’t coming out the way I wanted them to; the things I was posting always seemed to make better stories in my head than on the page. Which is unusual for me; usually a […]