Bruce Momjian


December 29, 2010
We visited the Cleopatra exhibit at the The Franklin Institute.
December 26, 2010
We completed our last performances of A Christmas Carol at Hedgerow Theatre. Christine and Catherine did 34 performances.
December 23, 2010
We had no electric power for a few hours today while a transformer was replaced in front of our house. We had been using a temporary transformer for the past six months.
December 20, 2010
Christine and Matthew answered phones during the Greater Philadelphia Salvation Army telethon (article).
December 17, 2010
Matthew returned from College, having completed his first semester. He is now one-eigth done college. He wrote a musical composition for one of his classes (sheet music).
December 14, 2010
Peter and I returned from a conference trip to Germany and Italy. In Germany we toured Heidelberg and visited the Mercedes-Benz Museum, Porsche Museum, and a transportation museum. In Italy we visited the Colosseum, Roman Forum, St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican Museum, and Hadrian's Villa.
November 27, 2010
Luke's online game guide is selling well. He sold ten copies in the past three days. He is now advertising on the RuneScape Wiki, which recently improved their advertising options. Luke is learning about sales, marketing, and customer service. Purchasers get a custom download link as soon as they pay via Paypal.
November 20, 2010
Matthew spent the day serving with a medical helicopter crew. During his shift he landed on a hospital roof and flew a critically injured traffic accident victim to the hospital.
October 24, 2010
A medical student working at Albert Einstein Medical Center is staying with us for a month.
October 1, 2010
Matthew had his first ambulance duty for his EMT class. Our family listened to the radio traffic. This was his first call:
Medical Emergency - 10/01/2010 21:02:19 West Lampeter Township, Southgate Dr & Hostetter Ln Medic 6-12-8
His group is based at Lancaster General Hospital.
September 29, 2010
I spent five hours vising the International Spy Museum. It was much larger and more sophisticated than I expected.
September 25, 2010
Christine, Luke, and I attended the Do Hard Things youth conference in Virginia with Proclamation Presbyterian Church.
Tae Kwon Do
September 20, 2010
Everyone except Matthew started a weekly tae kwon do class at Proclamation Presbyterian Church. Yes, Christine and I are also taking the class.
September 6, 2010
Everyone except Matthew visited the Amazing Maize Maze in Lancaster. We have been wanting to go for years but this was our first visit. It is a maze made of corn (maize) and was difficult, both physically and mentally. It took us almost three hours to complete.
August 27, 2010
We took Matthew to Franklin & Marshall College today. He has freshman orientation (images) for the next few days and starts classes on Wednesday.
August 19, 2010
Matthew started an EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) class in Lancaster. He completes the class in January.
August 14, 2010
Matthew, Peter, and Catherine competed in the Delware County 4-H fair.
August 7, 2010
Luke's guide, AGS Lover's RuneScape Guide for the Elite, is now on sale.
August 4, 2010
Luke has written a game guide called the AGS Lover's RuneScape Guide for the Elite. It is 248 pages and will be on sale soon.
August 4, 2010
We had a Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services fundraiser at our home. (article, image, image)
August 4, 2010
Peter got his first pair of eyeglasses (image).
Ears Pierced
August 3, 2010
After waiting many years, Catherine got her ears pierced today (image).
August 1, 2010
I delivered the Sunday sermon at Armenian Martyrs' Congregational Church. The sermon was based on Genesis 3:1-24 about Adam and Eve and the fall. (audio)
July 19, 2010
Matthew presented a three-hour tutorial about the graphics tool Blender at OSCON (review). He also co-presented with me several days later at the same conference.
July 7, 2010
I played a round of golf with my brother Chris and my cousin Eric at the Ocean Acres Country Club.
June 26, 2010
We just got electric power back after 54 hours; a ferocious storm passed through our area on Thursday afternoon. Thanks to a borrowed generator, we didn't lose any food.
Mission Trip
June 21, 2010
Matthew and Luke left for the Dominican Republic on a ten-day mission trip (blog) with Proclamation Presbyterian Church (video).
June 18, 2010
Due to a spam-check service outage, my email server rejected email for ten hours today and sent rejection replies for all email submissions. The problem is now fixed.
June 5, 2010
Matthew attended his high school graduation and we had a party at our house.
June 3, 2010
It was a busy few days, with my children performing in a church choir, homeschool closing program, and ballet performance, and Peter being received as a church member.
June 2, 2010
Peter created a four-minute Lego stop-motion video and uploaded it to Youtube. It took him 27 hours to create, and Matthew helped him with post-production.
June 2, 2010
A few weeks ago, my family participated in an historic reenactment in Newtown Square for three days. A image of their group appeared in the newspaper today (enlargement).
May 26, 2010
Matthew and I attended the Introduction to Emergency Disaster Services and Emergency Assistance Disaster Operations classes presented by the Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services.
May 18, 2010
Catherine had a harp recital at the Newtown Square Friends Meeting House.
May 17, 2010
Christine, Matthew, and I attended orientation at Franklin & Marshall College. We learned more about the school and it helped confirm our decision that this school will be an excellent fit for Matthew.
May 7, 2010
I attended the Chick-fil-A Leadercast, a one-day business-oriented leadership telecast from Atlanta attended by 50,000 people. The best speaker was John C Maxwell (video from 2007). I plan to attend next year.
April 26, 2010
Matthew received the huge John Marshall Scholarship (details) from Franklin & Marshall College, where he will be attending in the fall. The scholarship is named after the early American statesman and longest-serving Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Marshall.
April 24, 2010
Christine and Luke walked in the Armenian Genocide Walk in Philadelhia.
April 24, 2010
Matthew's robotic team won the Judges Award and Energy Award at the VEX Robotics World Championship.
Global Family
April 21, 2010
Catherine and I returned from an overnight business trip to New York City, Matthew headed to Dallas for a robotics competition, and Wilma is returning Monday from Syria after being delayed by the volcanic ash.
April 18, 2010
Our Celica turned 25 years old this month, and passed 140,000 on its odometer — that's an average of 5,600 miles per year or 15 miles per day.
April 17, 2010
I attended an Iron Sharpens Iron men's conference in Harleysville, Pennsylvania. One of the speakers from Denver called this the "Pennsylvania Bible Belt", which many thought was funny.
April 16, 2010
We attended an introductory seminar at Franklin & Marshall College.
April 15, 2010
Our family visited the Brandywine River Museum with a homeschool group. The museum hosts many Wyeth and Chester County-area paintings.
Science Fair
April 8, 2010
Matthew and Luke participated in the Delaware Valley Science Fair. Matthew received an honorable mention from the American Society of Highway Engineers. He also won the silver medal for 12th grade behavioral science.
April 4, 2010
My family just returned from a 4-day vacation with my parents and my brother's family at Woodloch Resort in northeastern Pennsylvania. We enjoyed many activities, and my brother Chris won the gold medal for skeet shooting.
April 1, 2010
Matthew has been accepted at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and will be attending there in the fall. During his college search, he visited eleven schools and applied to four. His selection criteria was that the school should be liberal-arts oriented, academically challenging, provide meaningful teacher interaction, have quality research facilities, and not be too far from home.
March 3, 2010
Matthew has been chosen to deliver a three-hour tutorial about 3-D rendering with Blender at OSCON this year.
February 28, 2010
An excellent video about the 1915 Armenian Genocide was broadcast today on CBS's 60 Minutes. Update: The U.S. House subcommittee passed an Armenian Genocide resolution and Turkey is upset.
February 27, 2010
My cousin Mark Momjian, who was on television a few months ago, has started a new law firm.
Update: Another article
February 22, 2010
Matthew's 4-H ewe had twins tonight. (image, image, image, image, image)
Science Fair
February 13, 2010
All four children entered the Greater Philadelphia Homeschool Science Fair. Catherine and Peter won second place awards for their grades, Luke, third, and Matthew, first. They will continue at the Delaware County Science Fair (DCSF) on March 8th.
January 30, 2010
Luke and Peter's RoboWhizards team were awarded second place for innovative design at the Delaware FLL Championship Tournament.
January 23, 2010
Matthew's robotics team won the Programming award at a robotics competition and will advance to the VEX Robotics World Championship in Dallas in April.
January 10, 2010
We visited the Philadelphia Museum of Art to see the Arshile Gorky exhibit. As is typical with modern art, some of us liked it, and some of us didn't.
January 9, 2010
Luke and Peter's RoboWhizards team won awards in both Programming and Robot Performance in the regional First State FIRST Lego League competition. They will continue on to the next level of competition in Delaware on January 30.
January 2, 2010
We attended a theatre performance of The Adventures of Harold and the Purple Crayon, which was adapted from a children's book. Everyone enjoyed the play. We then ate at our favorite South Philadelphia Italian restaurant, Villa di Roma.