Education (Click on the degrees to see coursework listings)
After twelve years as a high school math teacher at Little Flower Academy I decided to go back to school and study computer science, with an emphasis on data science.
I'm interested in health and wellness. I highly recommend reading "Good Calories, Bad Calories" by Gary Taubes. Here is a brief excerpt from the epilogue. You might be interested in watching this 90 minute lecture by Robert Lustig on fructose. After watching the lecture you can take a look at this spreadsheet with the fructose content of various foods, or this spreadsheet detailing the cost per 100 kcal of various foods. Here is an excerpt on longevity from a book by Desmond Morris. Mental health is, of course, just as important as physical health. Make sure you are not guilty of any cognitive distortions. And if you are already familiar with cognitive therapy, or rational emotive behavior therapy, then you might find this REBT form helpful.
Cooking is an interest of mine, and have posted a few of my favourite recipes. I'm a big fan of Thai food and also of southern style barbecue. However, living in Vancouver I've only had the chance to visit a few barbecue restaurants. In August of 2012 I finally got around to buying a smoker so I can make some 'cue at home.
I used to be a fairly avid sports fan and listen to Yankees games on the internet while I worked on the computer. I also liked to follow the University of Illinois teams. Take a look at how their football and basketball teams are doing. I had a great time during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, thanks to my big brother, Robin.
Finally, here is my father's obituary.