About the Author

A Greek coin from Ephesus featuring a honeybee, which I first came across writing my senior thesis in Classics. It is from the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Colin Catlin – a data scientist with a MS in Business Analytics, a BS in Neuroscience, and a BA in Classics all from the University of Minnesota. My leading hobbies are grouped as sports (primarily road cycling and triathlon), permaculture (gardening, beekeeping, hiking, cooking, preserving, sewing), some photography, and behind it all a general passion for history, science, and reading. I’m also a triplet, with two sisters: one, Kelly who was an Olympian in cycling and studied Mathematics, now deceased, and another Christine, a vagabond, who likes to run away around the world and is a life-long writer.

Syllepsis – from ancient Greek σύλληψις via Latin, meaning “taking together.” I chose it because it reflects the idea that in this blog I will be examining a great diversity of things, in similar ways. I also just love the sibilance of the word.

The purpose of this blog is to share my projects and experiences. There is going to be a particular focus on sharing the data and experiments my daily life generates, with the possibility that an idle stranger wandering the internet for answers may find them, and accordingly be educated. Or at the very least, be mildly amused!

I have a youthful blog if you want some more entertainment, long since defunct: http://talesofcolin.blogspot.com/

Colin Catlin (left) and his father Mark Catlin (right) on the Franz Joseph Glacier in New Zealnd