Jim to China September 2016

In September 2016 I went to China to meet with librarians from the Chinese Academy of Science and from various universities in China. I presented an overview of arXiv.org and met with the Chinese arXiv user group to discuss their needs and plans. I enjoyed learning about initiatives the Chinese are working on as well … [Read more…]

Losing weight. Again.

Aubrie, May 2014, 156 pounds.

Last week I achieved a 20-pound mile marker.  That’s 20 pounds lost in the past 14 months that I have been doing Weight Watchers. The story starts well before last year, though.  Way back in July of 2002 I began my weight-loss journey with Weight Watchers at-work program.  It took me until March of 2003, … [Read more…]

A Busy Week!


It’s been quite a week here!  Summer-like temperatures are upon us and we’ve been taking full advantage of that.  The owner of the house we are staying in was visiting and moving items into the house.  Her oldest son came from California to help move some bookshelves and brought along a table-top, hand-crank washing tank.  … [Read more…]