Some life experiences

Worst day ever

So far, the worst single day in life was Dec. 26, 2000; I got a phone call at work from a friend, telling me to go look at CNN.
A friend, Michael McDermott, had "gone postal" killing seven people at Edgewater Technologies. Another good friend (and the person who recruited Michael to join Edgewater) was unaccounted for, but turns out to have been visiting family out of state. I, in turn, had to make a call to another friend of Michael's in California. It took quite a while, but I finally came to the realization that I will never understand why he did it. It may be that it was a failed attempt at "suicide by cop".

And then there's 2010

2010 is turning out to be the weirdest year ever. Certainly the most personal and professional firsts. And it is still not over. Chronologically: