I had lunch with Chris Boraski last week. Over slices of pizza we chatted about work, entrepreneurship, kids, etc. It was nice. I’ve lived in Skillman for over twelve years and I still don’t know too many techies who live in my neighborhood who I can hang out with during the day. Chris is the Founder at [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”][InfAspire](http://infaspire.com), a mobile software and web development company. After lunch I drove up to the Chris’ neighborhood where he suggested that I could get some interesting shots of the river/stream that runs right behind his home. It was a rainy day and the local streams were flowing rapidly. I ended up driving a mile or two further up the road where I took these shots.

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I was out on the Spirit of Philadelphia today with some friends from the office. We were invited to attended an IT Symposia featuring a number of vendors in the information security space. Before and after meeting and talking with various vendor reps we had a chance to sit out on the deck while sipping chilled drinks. The view is spectacular.

As we pulled back into the dock I noticed this ship which is also a restaurant name Moshulu. It’??s the largest wooden ship Iâ??ve ever seen. Once home I found out about itâ??s interesting history.

To paraphrase wikipedia:

The ship is originally named Kurt after Dr. Kurt Siemers, director general and president of the shipping company G. H. J. Siemers & Co. On the outbreak of World War I in 1914, Kurt was sailed to Oregon in command of captain W. Tönissen and renamed Dreadnought (“one who fears nothing”), then, because there was already a sailing ship of that name registered in the US, she was renamed the Moshulu (which had the same meaning in the Seneca language) by the First Lady of the United States and wife of President Woodrow Wilson, Edith Wilson.