2018-08-15

Comment Thread about the Grand Canyon

A series of comments on a recent news article. We visited the Grand Canyon when I was a kid. I remember a ranger telling us why we shouldn‘t throw rocks into the canyon: "If everybody did it, they'd fill up the canyon." And if everybody wanted to take rock samples, there’d be no rocks left. And if every person on the planet would form a line around the equator, arms
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2018-01-24

A Big Bob Story

At one firm in the 1980s our group occupied cubicles in a row near some windows. I sat in the left end cubicle next to my log-time buddy, Art.  A colleague named Big Bob inhabited a cubicle several cubes toward the building's entrance door. One day one of my shoes squeaked as I walked. Big Bob made a remark to Mike, an engineer who lived across the aisle from Big
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2017-03-29

Orchestral Dissonance

A picture is worth a thousand words! Is the music too
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2016-07-16

Saturday Morning Army Inspection c. 1966 Berlin

I was in the Army in the mid-60s, stationed in Berlin as a telephone repairman / switchboard operator. Our outfit was a Signal company, which included any job pertaining to communications - telephone, radio, microwave, crypto, whatever. Our sergeants and officers were not the the strict gung-ho types you see in war movies or accounts of life in the Infantry. We bunked three to a room. Each of us had
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