Today I taught 22 kindergartners about the thawing arctic. These children are mostly 6-years-old. Symbolically, the route that ArcticRow rowed was frozen until 6 years ago. A clear example of global warming. These kindergartners just completed a lesson on the Arctic. My companies’ non-profit arm, the VMware Foundation, provided lunch bags to demonstrate the lesson of reuse+recycle. When […]
Last night we launched the refurbished Lifthrasir rowboat into the flat evening waters of the San Francisco Bay. The Lifthrasir had been in the boat shop since April for a strip, overhaul, and varnish. The launch happened after 3 hours of last-minute touch-up and assembly work by 20 members of the Dolphin Club Rowing Club, including my […]
I went rowing this weekend to watch the Blue Angels and the America’s Cup sailing race. The SF Chronicle was out on the town, snapped a picture, asked my name, and put Tenzing and me in the Sunday print and online edition. Thankfully the “spills” on the headline is in reference to one of the […]
About Project Graph: At Wharton we’re taught that everything can be graphed. This is my attempt to graph my goings-on.
In August I donated to my local humane society (San Francisco Aid for Animals). I received two hand written thank you letters in response. A very nice gesture. Makes me want to donate again.
[Update] Based on an email from my colleague Toby Kraft, curve degrades to account for chafing, fatigue, and expeditions that last too long. Also, Guru Chahal wisely pointed out that dependent variable should be on y-axis. About Project Graph: At Wharton we’re taught that everything can be graphed. This is my attempt to graph my […]
This is what I’ve observed in others. About Project Graph: At Wharton we’re taught that everything can be graphed. This is my attempt to graph my goings-on.
In July I left to row across the Arctic Ocean. I ended up spending 41 days in a rowboat at sea without touching land once. We rowed 1000 miles from Inuvik Canada to Point Hope Alaska. Along the journey we collected plankton samples to predict future whale migrations, saw a polar bear and her cub, […]
This week the pack ice extent was lower than 2007, the previously lowest year in history. There’s even a nice graph (below). There’s two sides of this, here’s how I view each side: Liberals love this graph. They print it, shove it in their leather briefcases, drive their V6’s to their corner java shop and […]