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jthaler [Four Legs are Better Than Two]
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 ===== The Long of It ===== ===== The Long of It =====
  
-Though I was born in [[http://​www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/​|Minneapolis,​ Minnesota]],​ I spent my formative years in [[http://​www.yorkmaine.org/​|York,​ Maine]]. ​ My brother, [[aaron|Aaron]],​ and I used to play all sorts of fun games including "​wig"​ which nearly resulted in vital organ loss.  I survived through [[http://​www.yorkschools.org/​yms/​|York Middle School]] despite soldered glasses, a bad hair-cut, and one-on-one math tutorials in a janitor'​s closet. ​ My success was partly due to a love affair with a tenor saxophone.+Though I was born in [[http://​www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/​|Minneapolis,​ Minnesota]],​ I spent my formative years in [[http://​www.yorkmaine.org/​|York,​ Maine]]. ​ My brother, [[aaron|Aaron]],​ and I used to play all sorts of fun games including "​wig"​ which nearly resulted in vital organ loss.  I survived through [[http://​www.yorkschools.org/​yms/​|York Middle School]] despite soldered glasses, a bad hair cut, and one-on-one math tutorials in a janitor'​s closet. ​ My success was partly due to a love affair with a tenor saxophone.
  
-I went to high school at [[http://​www.exeter.edu/​|Phillips Exeter Academy]]. ​ It was here that I developed my radio personality,​ Lester Johnson, on 90.5 FM WPEA.  I also learned how to rock out on the electric bass through a spiritual encounter with the band/fruit juice known as [[http://​www.nedlog.com/​|Nedlog]]. ​  Oh, and I happened to meet a [[http://​bellowelsh.com/​pages/​team/​alexandra-sasha-d-thaler/​|fine looking Russian-Cuban]] in a class on Zen Buddhism.+I went to high school at [[http://​www.exeter.edu/​|Phillips Exeter Academy]]. ​ It was there that I developed my radio personality,​ Lester Johnson, on 90.5 FM WPEA.  I also learned how to rock out on the electric bass through a spiritual encounter with the band/fruit juice known as [[http://​www.nedlog.com/​|Nedlog]]. ​  Oh, and I happened to meet a [[http://​bellowelsh.com/​pages/​team/​alexandra-sasha-d-thaler/​|fine looking Russian-Cuban]] in a class on Zen Buddhism.
  
 In 2002, I received an Sc.B. in Math/​Physics from [[http://​www.brown.edu/​|Brown University]]. ​ At Brown, I was heavily involved with an upright bass named Else, until I was sucked into an eight-piece 70s funk band named DLicks. ​ Lester spent a few too many hours doing late-night freeform radio at [[http://​www.wbru.com|95.5 WBRU]]. ​ It was fun while it lasted... my/his sanity, that is. In 2002, I received an Sc.B. in Math/​Physics from [[http://​www.brown.edu/​|Brown University]]. ​ At Brown, I was heavily involved with an upright bass named Else, until I was sucked into an eight-piece 70s funk band named DLicks. ​ Lester spent a few too many hours doing late-night freeform radio at [[http://​www.wbru.com|95.5 WBRU]]. ​ It was fun while it lasted... my/his sanity, that is.
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 And do [[jthaler@jthaler.net|drop me a line]] if you find yourself in the Boston Area. And do [[jthaler@jthaler.net|drop me a line]] if you find yourself in the Boston Area.
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 ====== The Family ====== ====== The Family ======
  
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 (Yes, the only good photos of my family were taken at our wedding.) (Yes, the only good photos of my family were taken at our wedding.)
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 ===== Significant Other ===== ===== Significant Other =====
  
 {{images:​coolsasha.jpg?​200|Sasha Diaz Thaler}} {{images:​coolsasha.jpg?​200|Sasha Diaz Thaler}}
  
-Sasha managed to finish about three-quarters of a Saturday [[http://​www.nytimes.com/​pages/​crosswords/​|NYTimes crossword puzzle]] before she realized that I was proposing to her.  (58-Down: Yes.)  She received her J.D. from [[http://​www.bu.edu/​law/​|Boston University]],​ passed (!) the [[http://​www.calbar.ca.gov/​|California]] and [[http://​www.mass.gov/​bbe/​|Massachusetts]] Bar Exams, and is a partner at the labor and employment law firm [[http://​www.bellowelsh.com/​|Bello/​Welsh]].  ​ +Sasha managed to finish about three-quarters of a Saturday [[http://​www.nytimes.com/​pages/​crosswords/​|NYTimes crossword puzzle]] before she realized that I was proposing to her.  (58-Down: Yes.)  She received her J.D. from [[http://​www.bu.edu/​law/​|Boston University]],​ passed (!) the [[http://​www.calbar.ca.gov/​|California]] and [[http://​www.mass.gov/​bbe/​|Massachusetts]] Bar Exams, and is now a partner at the labor and employment law firm [[http://​www.bellowelsh.com/​|Bello/​Welsh]].  ​
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-At [[http://​www.yale.edu/​|Yale]],​ Sasha studied Cognitive Science ​ with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence. ​ She was the musical director (and sang tenor) for the a cappella group [http://​www.redhotandblueofyale.org|Redhot & Blue]]. ​ She speaks Spanish with a Russian accent, Russian with an American accent, and English with a few glottals added for good measure. ​ Her favorite number is [[http://​www.clarencedemar.com/​|26.2]].+
  
 +At [[http://​www.yale.edu/​|Yale]],​ Sasha studied Cognitive Science ​ with a concentration in Artificial Intelligence. ​ She was the musical director (and sang tenor) for the a cappella group [[http://​www.redhotandblueofyale.org|Redhot & Blue]]. ​ She speaks Spanish with a Russian accent, Russian with an American accent, and English with a few glottals added for good measure. ​ Her favorite number is [[http://​www.baa.org/​|26.2]].
 ===== Brother ===== ===== Brother =====
  
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 {{images:​coolalalia.jpg?​200|Alalia Thaler}} {{images:​coolalalia.jpg?​200|Alalia Thaler}}
  
-My mom, Alalia, recently completed a tour of Croatia ​with [[http://​www.voicesfromtheheart.org/​|Voices from the Heart]], an all female a cappella group based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. ​ They sing inspirational songs from around the world. ​ She's kept her day job as a guidance counselor at [[http://​www.yorkschools.org/​yhs/​|York High School]]. +My mom, Alalia, recently completed a tour of Cuba with [[http://​www.voicesfromtheheart.org/​|Voices from the Heart]], an all female a cappella group based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. ​ They sing inspirational songs from around the world. ​ She's kept her day job as a guidance counselor at [[http://​www.yorkschools.org/​yhs/​|York High School]]. 
-===== And The Father =====+ 
 +===== Father =====
  
 {{images:​coolfred.jpg?​200|Fred Thaler}} {{images:​coolfred.jpg?​200|Fred Thaler}}
  
-With both of his sons having lived in California, Fred has taken up some decidedly West Coast hobbies: ​ [[http://​www.cinnamonrainbows.com/​|surfing]] and [[http://​www.yogaforsurfers.com/​|yoga]]. ​ He's also a doctor at Kittery Family Practice. ​  Once upon a time, he played harmonica in "The Doc Johnson Blues Band" but now he's working on his jazz chromatic+With both of his sons having lived in California, Fred has taken up some decidedly West Coast hobbies: ​ [[http://​www.cinnamonrainbows.com/​|surfing]] and [[http://​www.yogaforsurfers.com/​|yoga]]. ​ He's also a doctor at [[http://​www.yorkhospital.com/​primary-and-specialty-locations/​kittery-family-practice/​|Kittery Family Practice]].   Once upon a time, he played harmonica in "The Doc Johnson Blues Band" but now he's working on his jazz piano. 
-===== And The Dog ===== + 
-Walter ist unser toter SchäferhundEr arbeitet noch an seinem AkzentWau Wau.+===== The Next Generation ​===== 
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 +We'll see how long our son Adrian can avoid having his (cute!) pictures posted all over the internet He is a precocious little ​ preschooler,​ who would like you to know "​that'​s preposterous"​ (or "​ridiculous",​ or "not fair" in the case of withheld chocolate). 
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 +Our dog Izzy has also managed to avoid the internet limelight She has, however, discovered the smörgåsbord along the streets of [[https://​www.cambridgema.gov/​theworks/​ourservices/​streetcleaning|Cambridge]]. 
  
-===== And The Other Dog ===== 
-Rico.  Suave. 
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