Monthly Archives: September 2014

Thank you, Dr. Jagiello

Living through several life-threatening medical conditions has given me a new appreciation for the people in the past who, just by being themselves, have immeasurably enriched my own life. I’m not talking about the obvious support systems people inherit through … Continue reading

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The Day I Met Pat Oliphant

I met legendary cartoonist Pat Oliphant on March 1, 1978. That date is etched in my memory because I also met Katie Moran, the woman who became my wife of 34 years (and counting), on the very same day. The … Continue reading

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The Perfect Automobile

In 1959 I was one of four undergraduate engineering students from different universities who converged on an apartment in Grand Prairie, TX for 3-month co-op jobs at Ling-Temco-Vought Aircraft. On one of our commutes from downtown Dallas back to GP, … Continue reading

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Newhart

The world celebrated Bob Newhart’s 85th birthday a few days ago. He has made us laugh for more than half a century. I, for one, am grateful to him for providing so much entertainment for so many years. Katie and … Continue reading

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WFMT and me

I moved from Wichita, Kansas, to Evanston, Illinois, in 1957 to study electrical engineering at Northwestern University. Among the necessities I brought with me was a Heathkit FM tuner, a small Heathkit amplifier, and a “hifi” speaker. (This was years … Continue reading

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The Bluegrass Revival, c. 1961

A couple of days ago, Katie and I were having an early dinner at one of our favorite “neighborhood” restaurants (Far Downers, in Crozet). The music system was playing some pretty serious bluegrass. It dawned on me that bluegrass has … Continue reading

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