My past:
    Born January 23, 1957, Boston, Massachusetts
    Grew up in Phoenix, Arizona
    Taught to use slide rule in '62 by great uncle Dave (1908-2001)
    Scottsdale Arcadia HS ('73)
    Pomona College (B.A.,'77)
    University of Wisconsin-Madison (M.A., '78, Ph.D., '84)
    CRM, Université de Montréal and Los Alamos National Laboratory (post-doc, '84-'88)
    Drew University (faculty, '88-present)

The cars I've owned:
1959 Rambler Super ('73-'77). Mileage at purchase/demise: 44,000/90,000
    Gift from my grandmother, pushbutton transmission, no seat belts
    States visited: AZ, CA
1973 VW Squareback ('77-'81). Mileage at purchase/demise: 90,000/115,000
    $1000 purchase from my sister, windshield washer ran off pressure from spare tire
    States visited: CA, AZ, NM, TX, OK, KS, NE, MO, WA, OR, MT, WY,
    ID, SD, ND, MN, WI, MI, IL, IN, OH, PA, NY, MA
1979 Datsun 810 ('90-'90). Mileage at purchase/demise: 44,000/50,000
    $450 purchase from a friend, failed NJ inspection: "too many sharp edges", passed after repair with duct tape
    States visited: NJ
1981 VW Rabbit, tan (gasoline) ('90-'94). Mileage at purchase/demise: 105,000/unknown
    $500 purchase from Mary-Ann Pearsall, Drew Chemistry professor
    Luggage rack survived until 2007 on my '88 Honda
    States visited: NJ, NY, CT, MA, VT, PA, OH, IN, IL, WI
1981 VW Rabbit, tan (diesel) ('94-'99). Mileage at purchase/demise: 71,000/147,000
    $500 purchase from a friend from grad school
    States visited: NJ, NY, CT, MA, VT, PA, DE, MD, OH, IN, IL, WI, IA
1988 Honda Civic sedan, blue ('99-'07). Mileage at purchase/demise: 120,000/186,000
    $1000 purchase, ad found on the Internet, failed NJ inspection because sharp edges were repaired with duct tape, passed after repair with Bondo
    States visited: NJ, NY, CT, RI, MA, PA, OH, IL, IN, MI, MD, DE, WV, VA, NC, SC, GA, TN
2007 Honda Fit, blue ('07-present). Mileage at purchase/present: Six/19,000
    $15,500 purchase from Planet Honda
    States visited: NJ, NY, PA, MD, WV, VA, TN, CT, MA, NH, KY

Interests not evident above or below:
   Infinite-dimensional Lie algebras, symbolic dynamics, foreign languages, telecommunications, statistical parody, Manhattan

Favorite signs:
    "Cruise Ships Use Airport Exit" on Interstate 5, San Diego, California
    "No gas will be sold to anyone in a glass container" at a Santa Fe, New Mexico Gas Station
    "Established 1874, Population 1976, Elevation 8223, Total 12073" at Snowmass, Colorado

Witnessed meteorological events of note:
    Annular eclipse of the sun at sunset, seen from Coronado Island, CA, January 4, 1992 photos
    Overnight snowfall of 44 inches, Los Alamos, New Mexico, February 25, 1987
    Ash fall and moon obscured by ash from Mt. St. Helens, Western Montana, May 20, 1980
    Record high (94), followed by record low (27), Madison, Wisconsin, April 22 and 24, 1980


[Mathematics and Computer Science at Drew]