# Monday, 11 December 2017
Monday, 11 December 2017 11:48:00 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
# Friday, 08 December 2017

BrothersInArmsFor years, Miles has been leading a double life - he was born Lord Miles Vorkosigan who became a lieutenant in the army of the Barryaran empire; but he sometimes assumes the role of Admiral Naismith, leader of the  Dendarii Free Mercenary Fleet.

One day, Miles is forced to appear on the same planet as both of his persona on the same day. Fearing his cover will be blown, he invents a story that Naismith is actually Miles's clone.

Shortly afterward, Miles discovers that he actually does have a clone and that this clone is being used by his enemies in a plot to assasinate Miles.

The book is a good adventure story. It advances the relationship between Miles and Elli (his bodyguard / lover); and it addresses a glaring plot problem - Miles disguises himself as a mercenary Admiral despite his unique physique. It also takes place on future Earth, which is a bonus for those of us who call Earth home today.

Friday, 08 December 2017 07:18:10 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
# Monday, 04 December 2017
Monday, 04 December 2017 09:59:00 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
# Sunday, 03 December 2017

12/3
Today I am grateful to attend DataSciConf in Atlanta for the first time.

12/2
Today I am grateful for dinner last night with Shawn and Resa.

12/1
Today I am grateful to see an exciting Hawks-Cavs game with Dave at Philips Arena last night.

11/30
Today I am grateful for:
-Arriving safely in Atlanta after some delays.
-The Data Sci conference speaker dinner last night

11/29
Today I am grateful to the Greater Chicago Food Depository for letting me help yesterday.

11/28
Today I am grateful to Lisa and Betsy for taking over the Midwest Geeks call, after my 4 years facilitating it.

11/27
Today I am grateful for the public library.

11/26
Today I am grateful for a weekend in Michigan visiting friends and family.

11/25
Today I am grateful to Desi and Ondrej for a home-cooked meal and a place to stay last night.

11/24
Today I am grateful to celebrate Thanksgiving dinner with family in Michigan.

11/23
Today I am grateful that most of my family lives within driving distance.

11/22
Today I am grateful to see Mark Colby in concert at the Jazz Showcase last night.

11/21
Today I am grateful for the cabinets I cleaned out last night and all the crap I threw away.

11/20
Today I am grateful for the man who watched my car at the airport terminal yesterday while I ran in to check a bag.

11/19
Today I am grateful to deliver the keynote at GangConf yesterday and to remain a part of #MIGANG after all these years.

11/18
Today I am grateful for:
-Attending a home Raptors game for the first time;
-My first visit to Canada in 10 years

11/17
Today I am grateful for:
-My first visit to the University of Toronto
-An exciting overtime NHL game at Air Canada Arena
-My first time attending a Maple Leafs home game.

11/16
Today I am grateful for my first visit to the University of Waterloo.

11/15
Today I am grateful for my first visit to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

11/14
Today I am grateful to arrive safely in Boston on a difficult travel day.

11/13
Today I am grateful for:
-a walk around downtown Princeton, NJ yesterday afternoon
-a tour of Princeton University by Mihaela Friday afternoon

11/12
Today I am grateful to get to bed early last night.

11/11
Today I am grateful for my first visit to Princeton, NJ and Princeton University.

11/10
Today I am grateful to attend an exciting Philadelphia Flyers game last night at the Wells Fargo Arena with Jeffrey.

11/9
Today I am grateful to Sarah for making me look good at UIUC yesterday.

11/8
Today I am grateful to the Uber driver who stopped by my home to drop off the lens cap I left in his car last week.

11/7
Today I am grateful to speak at PyData Chicago for the first time.

11/6
Today I am grateful that the weather here is still nice enough that I can walk to church.

Sunday, 03 December 2017 15:51:27 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)