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John Lennon said, “Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” I love that little proverb because it’s a little snippet of wisdom that brings my mind back to reality when this business of life screws up again. … Continue reading

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Jack Kilby And Modern Gadgets

Take a few moments to think about the complexity of the device you are using at this time–right now.  Like most folks, we take our electronic gadgets for granted.  The convenient, portable phones and computers we enjoy today were not even … Continue reading

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The Fleming Valve

To begin the actual on-air portion of my radio career in the early 1970’s, I was required to obtain an operator’s license from the Federal Communications Commission.  Before the bureaucratic streamlining, anyone who ran the audio and transmitter controls was … Continue reading

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Nikola Tesla Day

I woke up this morning and shut off the alarm before its scheduled chirp ten minutes later.  I flicked on a lamp then padded out to run my electric shaver over my neck and upper cheeks.  I turned down the … Continue reading

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