Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

05 Mar 2014, 9:28 a.m.


Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2014 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

I love my spouse. I love the joyous, wondrous expression on programmers' faces when I tell them he wrote Beautiful Soup. I love his published scifi, and his seven-word pulp scifi story ("a scrap of paper on which you'd written in pencil 'MAN HAVE SPACEGUN. explode!! NOW IS SAVE'"). I love the silly dances he does, the astounding puns he makes, and all the rest of his playfulness. I love how supportive he's been of my career -- moving to New York on a month's notice for my job change in 2006 being just one example. And more, of course.

The stats on my blog say I've mentioned Leonard's name 870 times -- 871, once I hit Publish -- and more frequently than "because" or "going" or "every", which feels right. But no number could be sufficient.

It's not our anniversary or his birthday or anything like that. I just wanted to make explicit note that my closeness with my spouse is one of the great facts of my life, a rhythm and melody underlying everything else.


05 Mar 2014, 11:31 a.m.


05 Mar 2014, 14:55 p.m.

That's so wonderfully touching and inspirational! Reminds me of the geek love Joe and I have. You and Leonard are amazing, keep it up.

05 Mar 2014, 21:32 p.m.

You are the best. Both of you.

05 Mar 2014, 23:52 p.m.

You two matter so much.

Camille Acey
11 Mar 2014, 10:34 a.m.

Awww, I love you BOTH!