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Category Archives: Family and Friends

Topics likely to be interesting only to those who know me personally

Pocatello, Idaho

05-Aug-09

My wife grew up in Pocatello, Idaho (famous, to some, for the song sung by my not-so-distant cousin Judy Garland in A Star is Born). A few weeks ago we visited my parents-in-law there. I took two small collections of photos. The first includes some signs from a shooting range that we visited one morning. […]

In Memoriam: Marilyn Prater

28-Jul-09

My mother, Marilyn Prater, died of cancer on January 17, 2008. She always made it clear – without often saying it – that she was proud of me. But it wasn’t until after she died, when I saw her friends and students come together to honor her memory, that I thought to be proud of […]