Roger L. Easton, Jr.

Personal Interests

Outdoor Activities

In my "other" life, I spend as much time as possible outdoors. My first love is bicycling, both road touring and mountain biking. Off road, I like to explore abandoned railroad lines, which has led to my participation in the Friends of the Genesee Valley Greenway, a voluntary organization dedicated to the development of the Genesee Valley Canal south of Rochester as a linear park. For a flavor of the Greenway, see my page of Genesee Valley Greenway Images. I also enjoy hiking (particularly in the White Mountains of New Hampshire), cross-country skiing, and snoeshoeing. I am a member of the Genesee Valley Chapter of the Adirondack Mountain Club, the Finger Lakes Trail Conference, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, the Appalachian Mountain Club, and Ontario Pathways.

Personality Types

Along with several friends and colleagues, I am studying the Enneagram, which is a theory of personality types similar to (but seemingly more accurate and useful than) the Myers-Briggs system. The Enneagram is a numbered system of 9 basic personality types. Each person habitually remains in their type, but migrates under stress or when feeling secure to other types in a predictable way. Each person's reactions are conditioned by the world view characteristic of their type. My study of the Enneagram has been very useful for understanding my own reactions and in my day-to-day interactions with acquaintances and colleagues.

Roger L. Easton (father) receives National Medal of Technology

My father received one of the 2004 National Medals of Technology at the White House on February 13, 2006 (don't ask me about the discrepancy in dates!). At the request of my students, I include a photo of Dad and I in tuxedos at the Awards Banquet at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel that evening (click on thumbnail for larger image)

Rogers Easton, Jr. and Sr., 13 February 2006

Dad gave a talk on the Vanguard Satellite Program at the Linda Hall Library in Kansas City, MO on 6 September 2007. The slides from the presentation are linked below:

PowerPoint Slides (13 Mbytes)

pdf handouts of slides from talk (3.1 Mbytes)

Quicktime Movies of Launch of Vanguard TV-4, 17 March 1958
    640 × 480 (27 MBytes)
    320 × 240 (7.5 MBytes)

Bibliography on GPS (48 MBytes) by Bob Whitlock at the Naval Research Laboratory, publicly released in 2009

Scrabble Games:

    1. 17 October 2006: Steve Viggiano, me, Alvin Spivey, Derek Walvoord, (Sue Michel, kibitzer)  Scrabble, 10/17/2006

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