Close up shot of the musician Pink, performing with a microphone and short, blonde hair.
Pink and her hair (source)

I’ve been thinking a lot about Pink’s hair.

My partner is a big fan of Pink, and has been for some time. I’m not too much of a fan, but I definitely appreciate the talent and sheer will of Pink and her career.

As a quick recap, Pink has been…

Blackboard with extensive mathematics equations in front of an old desk
Photo by alegri /

At various parts of my life and in various contexts, people have asked “What’s the value of a mathematics degree?”.

Usually there’s some vague answer about “learning how to think logically” and “a math degree opens a lot of doors”. Do I agree with these answers, in my personal experience…

Blue and red sunset on a California coast
Sunset at La Jolla Shores, California (Wikipedia Commons)

Approximately one year ago this week, I was listening to a lot of Kanye West. Listening to his music made me feel good, confident, upbeat. Now I only feel sad.

Right around a year ago, I was getting into listening to Kayne’s classic album Graduation, which was released in 2007…

Two fitness balls sitting on a rack in a gym
“Fitness Balls”, Circe Denyer, CC0 License

I feel it’s important to print and keep diaries and personal accounts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is mine:

At the beginning of this year, I made two decisions: I planned to go to the gym at least once a week.

Now, in late August, the situation has evolved dramatically…

Photo by Natalia Y on Unsplash

This past weekend was Canadian Thanksgiving, so I’ve been thinking about what I’m thankful for.

Over the past year, I’ve achieved some professional success, leaving a great development team for another great team in an customer facing role. This included taking on a remote position based out of San Francisco…

Josh Grant

I’m a software professional, and these are my more personal thoughts.

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