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Category Archives: Family and Friends

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

Pocatello, Idaho


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


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 […]