Home and Office

Things have settled down a bit here in Harrisonburg. The JMU Math Department has now nestled in to its new digs in the appallingly named, but otherwise attractive, Roop Hall. Sadly, my office currently has no shelves on the walls, a state affairs I expect to persist for several more weeks. So much of my stuff is still in boxes. Sigh.

Meanwhile, Operation: American Dream proceeds apace. Contracts have been signed, mortgage applications completed, title companies notified. Tomorrow morning comes the building inspector. Hopefully he will have only nice things to say.

Back to blogging!


  1. #1 Jody
    August 16, 2006

    Jason, I’ve been reading your site for several months now and this is the first time I noticed you were a professor at JMU, my undergraduate alma matter (Class of ’91!) I used to live in Ashby Hall my junior year.

    Anyway, like your posts. Like them even more knowing they are posted in deepest, darkest rural Virginia…

  2. #2 shiva
    August 16, 2006


    Roop in Sanskrit implies form. Roop Hall seems to be the right place for a mathematician to work out of!

  3. #3 kevin from nyc
    August 16, 2006

    wellll welcome to the american dream. its a great place. Time for kids!

  4. #4 Jason Rosenhouse
    August 16, 2006


    Always nice to hear from an alum! Glad you like the blog. I think there might be a few parts of Virginia that are darker than Harrisonburg, though 🙂


    Interesting. I still don’t like the name, though.


    Kids? You’ve got to be kidding. I’m still overwhelmed by the awesome responsibility of keeping my cats alive and happy!

  5. #5 David D.G.
    August 17, 2006

    Roop Hall? I don’t see anything wrong with it, unless you just don’t like transvestites or something.

    ~David D.G.

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