I'm a former engineer who joined the Dark Side and earned a PhD in mathematics. Now I teach at a college in Michigan. I'm also nuts about airplanes and aviation; I'm a private pilot and brag about this as often as possible... just as I'm doing now.
Like Rob Long, I started reading James Lileks' blog The Bleat shortly after September 11, 2001, and have stayed with it ever since. In fact, I think I heard of Rob Long through The Bleat, and began listening to his podcast "Martini Shot" from KCRW-FM. So Ricochet is a kind of harmonic convergence, if you will.
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