The Evolving Internet

The Evolving Internet

When I was in graduate school, I briefly played around in a branch of computational optimization theory known as genetic algorithms. From a conceptual standpoint, it was some pretty cool stuff. Starting with a mathematical model, genetic algorithms insert random changes into an array of inputs. If the model performs better than the original, you’re […]

Poetry, and Sports, for White People

Poetry, and Sports, for White People

When I entered the MFA program in poetry at Georgia College & State University, the poetry faculty took a two-pronged approach to mentoring me and my fellow graduate students: First, we delved deeper into the classics, dissecting and annotating — line by line, word by word, beat by beat — poems by Keats, Hopkins, Berryman, […]

Road Rage

Road Rage

In a week’s time, I’ve been a victim of road rage twice. Victim is probably a little strong. Some people yelled at me while I was in a car. Two times. I’ll be the first to get annoyed if someone doesn’t use their blinker. It’s such a habit for me, I’ll turn in on going […]