I recently moved to Boston from Reykjavik in an attempt to reboot my life after a software-induced life-crash. My first diary entry explains this somewhat cryptic comment. Suffice to say that change is good. I hope to keep life and work in better balance, though my friends think I am crazy to attempt this in America. But going west to make a fresh start is a time-honoured option, and if worked for others, why not for me? For an Icelander Boston is the west. Maybe not the far west, but at least the midwest. With these attitudes I bewilder my American friends as much as the ones from back home. But we shall see!