“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.”
I swindled my way into the high performance VLSI research group; thesis tentatively focused on carbon nanotube transistors.
Also, I have the possibility of doing a PHD in the computer architecture lab.
Decisions decisions decisions.
I finished my course and submitted my tuition reimbursement request. I learned a lot. I know transistors, solar cells, leds, and lasers on a quantum level. I’ve come a long way from the kid that used to steal internet in middle school.
There is a war in Syria, China is propping up the world economy, social strife in America is at a crescendo but all i care about is that I’ve got approximately four weeks left.
I need to make some plans for my few months of retirement bliss. I’ll spend at least a week at my parent’s home relaxing, helping out, eating my mom’s food, and reading. Also, I’ll decide on one mental and one physical endeavor to chase for three months.
I was thinking about Cormac Mcarthy’s “The Road”. It’s the story of a man and his son travelling on a road through a post-apocalyptic world. I recall being able to feel the man’s fears and hopes. Most importantly I could sense his fundamental need to protect his son.