For the last three years, I have been training with the United States Marine Core, and now I have been called to put that training to use. For security reasons, I can’t tell you exactly where I’m going, and how long I’ll be there, but I will be gone, and most likeley unable to get to my email. For those of you that want to contact me, try to call the store first (866-470-TECH). They can pass along any contact information that they might have.

I will see you all when I return, so have a great time!


In February 1999, a team of researchers from Harvard University led by Lene Vestergaard Hau used the BEC to slow light—which normally travels at 186,000 miles per second—to just 38 miles per hour by shining a laser light through the condensate. In 2001, Hau’s team announced that it had briefly brought a light beam to a complete stop.


It’s 11am.. the phone rings. Being a considerate person, I answer the phone.
me: Hello?
her: Hey it’s me. Did I talk to you last night?
me: (Thinks back a bit) Yes, yes we did.
her: Oh, ok. I wasn’t sure, I don’t really remember much of anything last night.
me: Oh really? I remember every word (what did we talk about anyways?)
We go back and forth a bit like this, ending up with me revealing that we had worked out some wedding plans and were going to get married sometime within the next two weeks.
her: Ok, well I’ll see you Friday then.
me: (knowing full well that we have drill on Friday) Friday? What are you doing Friday?
her: You!, hopefully.
me: Oh. Well of course. See you then.

Happy New Years. (Oh and I hope you had a Merry Xmas).