Jeff Gold

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)

Reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.

Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)

I've punted on the Cam, solved differential equations and eaten scallop green curry. On a clear night, I can locate Cassiopeia. I've worn Roman chain mail, parallel parked and eluded my handlers in a secure facility. Sometimes I have trouble getting through Canadian customs.

I avoid clich├ęs like the plague. I have boarded a German submarine, criticized the Java Virtual Machine and gone ice skating in the spring. Now and then, I enjoy a quiet evening at home.

I can touch type without looking at the keyboard, give an excellent back rub, recite Jabberwocky from memory, fold a map and make export controlled munitions from a deck of ordinary playing cards. I refuse to take calls from Alan Greenspan. I drive too fast and shower too slowly, but I never negotiate with terrorists.

I dodge, I spin, I frolic and always wear clean socks.


Writing

These are some of my attempts at creative writing.


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