Things have settled down

A lot has happened since my last post, including teaching many extrusion and polymer chemistry classes around the country, traveling, consulting, visiting friends and family, getting a sun tan and enjoying life in general. I’ve also made a conscious effort to turn back the hands of time, and I’ve lost 40 lbs (18 kg) over the summer. It’s great to be back into college clothes, and it’s great to be back writing. There have also been many new changes with the blog, all of which I see as very positive. Congrats to Yo and her team for continuing to operate what I view as the premier online magazine discussing paper, film and foil converting issues. They have done a great service to the industry and it is an honor to be associated with this team.

Your questions and comments are welcome. I will be discussing a wide variety of topics in the plastics/polymers/extrusion/film making side of the business, with an occasional peppering of history, philosophy, management and other interesting topics. I might even discuss my new friendship with Noam Chomsky, professor emeritus at MIT. To fill my spare time, I also writing a new book on the intricacies and nuances of extrusion coating… look for this in a year or so.

I’ll be at UMASS-Lowell next week for a meeting of the minds with my professor friends there. More to come on that. In the meantime, I leave you with a picture I took while hiking in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah last month.

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