About Kevin

I work at Lab126 as a director of legal, where I've supported the hardware, software, operations and other teams developing the Kindle for Amazon since 2008.

I like to read science fiction and science fact, with a little smattering of other non-fiction.

I have 3 kids (11, 9 and 5), 2 dogs (Corgi and Golden Doodle) and have been married 18 years to my beautiful wife. On weekends you can usually find me carrying towels and parkas for my kids at swim meets.

Public Notes


Recent Activity

  • Kevin shared from Fat Vampire 2: Tastes Like Chicken by Johnny B. Truant
    Note: A vampire who has to use his brain because he was turned to be forever 350 lbs - quite a good read
  • Kevin shared from Bowl of Heaven by Gregory Benford, Larry Niven
    The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery. —ANAÏS NIN
  • Kevin shared from Second Shift - Order (Part 7 of the Silo Series) (Wool) by Hugh Howey
    “Predict the inevitable,” she said, “and you’re bound to be right one day.”
  • Kevin shared from Z 2134 (Z 2134 series) by Sean Platt, David W. Wright
    Note: like #hungergames, but with #zombies
  • Kevin shared from What Hath Me? by Henry Kuttner
    Hell, why not? He had nothing to lose cow.
    Note: little ebook edit error...that or someone was talking down to a bovine...
  • Kevin shared from The Unincorporated Future (The Unincorporated Man) by Dani Kollin, Eytan Kollin
    “You know what made America great for the time it was great?” “It had a large land mass with abundant resources and a well-educated and motivated population—well, until the last seventy years. It had weak neighbors and some outstanding leaders in the beginning.” “All of that’s nice—and well done on the history, by the way—but it’s not what made America great. What made my former home great is that it was made up of people who were willing to run away.” “Run away?” repeated Trang, desperately trying to understand. “Run away, get the hell out, find someplace better. America...
  • Kevin shared from The Jesus Incident (Pandora) by Bill Ransom, Frank Herbert
    Humans spend their lives in mazes. If they escape and cannot find another maze, they create one. What is this passion for testing?
  • Kevin shared from The Jesus Incident (Pandora) by Bill Ransom, Frank Herbert
    There is fear in the infinite, in the unlimited chaos of the unstructured. But this boundless “place” is the never-ending resource of that which you call talent, that ability which peels away the fear, exposing its structure and form, creating beauty. This is why the talented people among you are feared. And it is wise to fear the unknown, but only until you see the new-found fearlessness which identity beautifies.
  • Kevin shared from Wool 2 - Proper Gauge by Hugh Howey
    Note: these are great stories
  • Kevin shared from Stones of Significance by David Brin
    is a deeply rooted trait of human nature that comes forth prominently, whenever conditions are right. Generosity is extended -- sometimes aggressively -- to anyone or anything that is perceived as other.      True, this quality was masked or quelled in ancient days. Environmental factors made our animal-like ancestors behave in quite the opposite manner -- with oppression and intolerance. The chief cause was fear. Fear of starvation, or violence, or cauterized hope. Fear was a constant companion, back when human beings lived brief violent lives, as little more than brutish beasts -- fear...
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