Today was Max’s 24th birthday. Max, Jac, David and Bridget are up here visiting which made it really special.
Max, you are such a great person.. we are very proud of you and love having you in our lives !..



What a great way to celebrate Fathers day having Max up here … and a quick shout out to my dad Hugh and Dianes’ dad Gabe.. We love you both !   Fathers day has never been a big deal for me..  though I do appreciate the several folks who checked in on me today..


Maxs birthday wish was to start the day with a Yoga class from Diane..

Then we had a great brunch with Diane’s homemade sourdough bagels. Yum.

After breakfast we headed u[p the Catamount trail for a dip in the stream up there.. It was freezing and clear as usual..

We had dinner around 9.. then birthday Rhubarb pie with Ben and Jerry’s that Gabe brought home from his second day of working there.

Max lit the Sam candle before blowing out the candles on his pie


I gave max 5 meters of RGB LED strip and an arduino which I know he’s going to like having

we also gave Max a funny present .. Last week when I went to Kenya I went with my freinds David and Karen  to a farm that took care of orphan baby elephants and rhinos / I’d found an adolescent orphan Rhino named Maxwell  We decided to sponsor him in Max’s honor.. Here’s max looking at the sponsorship docs

And here’s Maxwell.. He’s a BIG baby.. !I could have reached out and petted him.. but I was told that he could take off a finger wiht no trouble.. so I kept my hands outside of his paddock.. But it was still pretty cool only being about 2 feet away from him.

So.. it was a really great day.. now it’s 1:30 AM.. better get soem sleep.. I’m still kind of jet lagged..


Happy birthday Max !> We love you very much


and happy fathers day all you dads out there !


nite all, nite sam


Happy Birthday Maxwell Mariano Cohn.. 23 years !

Diane and I just got back from a very quick down and back to see Max for his birthday.. we had cake at about 1 AM.

here we are at 5:30 this morning on our way out… tired but happy !

I’m so proud of that boy.. He’s at a really good place in is life.. He’s just graduated from pratt where he did very well doing something he really loves. I love seeing how he’s setting in to grownup-hood. He’s such a funny wise and thoughtful guy.. He has managed to absorb an amazing and varied amount of information and interests in his 23 years.. I love talking to him about anything and everything: math, cooking. cosmology, comics, philosophy, music, life, electronics, books… he thinks and feels deeply.. and has a different view of the world than anyone I’ve ever met..

I am enjoying watching him figure out what to do next… I remember how fun and scary that moment in life was.. and I’m secretly glad that it’s him doing it now.. not me 🙂

Happy birthday my son.. we’re so proud of you.. and so glad you’re our kid !

here are a few school projects I found on max’s vimeo..

here’s an early trailer for one of his thesis projects.. its actually a tribute to Sam.. the final product is so amazing.. i’ll post it when it gets to vimeo.. This is in 16mm


Finestra – Trailer from Maxwell Cohn on Vimeo.

Here’s a school project done in 8mm black and white..
he describes it on the site as:

1. make jello mold of head
2. fill with jello
3. blow up jello head

Constructed, Filmed,
Exploded and Edited by Maxwell Cohn


Jello Gunpowder from Maxwell Cohn on Vimeo.

and here’s another .. him just messing around with fire on the boat..


Sparx from Maxwell Cohn on Vimeo.

-nite all, nite sam..