Jason Y. Sproul

January 3, 2019
by jsproul
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Eagles may soar, but weasels don’t get sucked into jet engines.

Steven Wright

Colorado Sunset

April 3, 2017 by jsproul | 0 comments

Colorado Sunset © 2017 Jason Y. Sproul

Taken from a flight into DEN on March 5, 2017. Slightly rotated and cropped to level horizon, color saturation +10% to compensate for mediocre Moto X camera and plane windows.

March 23, 2017
by jsproul

Everything you need to know about Neil Gorsuch: freeze or get fired

As I warned previously, Neil Gorsuch lives in a world of legal fantasy that is cerebral and lacks empathy, that treats people as objects rather than as people – i.e. a psychopath – and is incapable of executing the duties of his office to protect the fundamental rights of all citizens of the United States. He may pretend to be warm and folksy and kind. Psychopaths often do. Continue reading

December 16, 2015
by jsproul


Hark, you Judas within: Dark earth folding beneath marching boots Mud-sliding between the strangling roots Cut short the slow hanging-man From gallows of my corpse, still Gasping for the cold dawn air. Why could we not wait till noon? —Jason … Continue reading

April 26, 2015
by jsproul

“Act with a determination not to be turned aside by thoughts of the past and fears of the future.”
—Robert E. Lee

MIT Mystery Hunt 2015

January 21, 2015 by jsproul | 0 comments


A grand time was had by all at MIT Mystery Hunt 2015! The team I participated with, Left As An Exercise For The Reader, placed 17th out of 57 with over 120 solves including 1 of 3 meta-metas.

More importantly it was great fun. Some of the puzzles, like the 2D wood pieces above assembled entirely without the benefit of directions or glue were just spectacular. Some, like Nope! were just insanely frustrating.

I can’t wait for next year.