Geek style

More old photos. This is what we wore to work in the early 1980s. Here’s a picture of our engineering class upon graduating from a very tough statistics seminar taught by Dr. Thaddeus Regulinski, far left.

Goodyear Aerospace statistics class grads, circa 1981

We wore suits and ties every day, even when we worked in the lab. Compared to today’s ultra-casual, even sloppy, dress code, we were fashionable. And funny in hindsight.

Mother’s Day

It’s Mother’s Day (or is it Mothers’ Day?), and in honor of my Mom I’m cleaning out my home office today. It’s a chore. I’ve found several nice pictures of her I forgot I had, so that’s a win. And creating order from disorder is something she would have liked.

Susan Bates Nichols, sometime in the mid 1950s

I won’t say happy Mother’s Day, because I’m seldom happy on this day. It’s been something like 40 years since she died, but it still hurts. You’d think I would grow out of this. But it is a good day for reflection, and for doing something good or productive that honors her memory.