I start each day by enumerating the good things in my life (computer scientist-speak for "counting my blessings") followed by meditation and relaxation techniques. A nice way to start each day.

I would like to do the same today, the first day of 2011 (note that 2011 is the sum of consecutive primes: 157+163+167+173+179+181+191+193+197+199+211).

I am grateful for my family and friends, living in one of the most beautiful places in the world (Sedona Arizona), having interesting work with great customers, resources to self-fund my own research as a computer scientist, and time to enjoy my hobbies (cooking, hiking and reading).

Happy New Year!