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This is a portal into my thoughts, interests, and activities. Beginning in 2003, my work in the field of data visualization has been featured at provides a broader view into my world.


An ellipsis (dot, dot, dot) is a grammatical symbol that serves two functions:

1) to indicate the omission of quoted content that isn't essential, and 2) to tell the reader to pause.

I have come to appreciate the ellipsis as an important metaphor for my life and work. We benefit from paring back what's not essential and from taking time to pause.

Pause...take a moment...think and feel deeply.