I’ve gotten to know my neighbors in Homer, Alaska – the Schallock’s – over the past two summers. They are great folks and the two kids – Jessica and Eric – are stars. Eric and I are learning Ruby together (and about to graduate to Ruby on Rails) and Jessica is turning into a super blogger. She’s also got a monthly column in The Homer Tribune – pretty cool for a senior in high school. Jessica is a great writer, extremely smart, and very thoughtful – her column this month titled Information Can Prevent Further Harm is well stated. I’m proud of Jessica and I wish I knew more teenagers that would take the same intellectual risks she takes.