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Welcome to Rod's Root Page

  what's new recent additions, recent news  
[under construction] I've started a weblog. This site continues to grow increasingly out of date, although there are still some old files lying around here which see a bit of traffic still. (And no, they aren't linked from this page.)
  about me who the hell am i?  
I live in Kenwood, a neighborhood on the south-east side of Chicago, Illinois, US. [Urbs in Horto]
[bride and groom] My wife, Stephanie, and I have been happily married since May 2, 1998. I have two daughters, Madeline and Emma.
I'm the director of systems architecture at Encyclopædia Britannica. My office is in the Britannica Centre, overlooking Grant Park and the lovely Buckingham Fountain. [Britannica's Thistle]
[a place to think] I'm a graduate of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. My degree is in Mathematics. My focus was on discrete and combinatorial math.