Long Past Due

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Did you really think I would let the crazies spread their chicanery about pay and overtime?  Especially after we celebrated our freedom.  Really?

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The Fourth of July…

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The Fourth of July.

I remember as a child being mesmerized by the fireworks set off (illegally) by my neighbors. Who happened to be the firemen and the policemen in the area. (Yes, it did affect my concept of what secular laws mean- and who is truly required to comply with those rules.)

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The Gaps Remain…

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I live in a fairly affluent section of America. Our high school is the largest in the Commonwealth, with 3400. With a wide range of aptitudes and ambitions. Many of our graduates attend the Ivies (and the elite state schools like Michigan, Virginia, etc.)… and some are recent (legal and illegal) immigrants lacking formal schooling and/or a foundation in English. Some are among the 1%… both at the top and bottom of the spectrum.

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Rules of Engagement

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If it is your business to provide services to others, you darn well better understand that you aren’t really doing so, unless you have paying clients. What you are doing is not even a hobby- it’s just a waste of time.

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Disruptive Technology- real or imagined?

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We all have heard it. Beware the disruptive technology that will change the way things happen in this world. But, having developed more than my share of new innovations, I can guarantee you that the world does NOT beat down the doors of those with better mousetraps.

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What’s trending today?

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Way back when I was still having kids (no, not me, silly- my wife), I noticed the crazy trends in kids names.  (I didn’t fall prey to that trend- but mostly because I used religious names for my kids.   Yet, my middle daughter got caught up in that – because of a TV program She-Ra, Princess of Power.   Wrong spelling, right sound.)

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Moi? Creative Blogger? Mais, Oui!

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Given the fact that I have a full queue (thankfully!), you might have thought I wasn’t appreciative that Jeffrey Scott nominated me as a creative blogger a while ago.  No,  this was the first spot I could insert my response that would not upset the applecart (or is that the Leaning Tower of Pisa?) that describes my blog queue.

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Broken Promises?

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I wrote about the Chevron plant that converts solar energy to steam, so that they can recover oil using a smaller carbon footprint.  This Coalinga (CA) plant is pretty darned big.  It’s on some 65 acres and nearly 8000 mirrors that track the sun.  (They are called heliostats.)   And, it yields some 29 MW of steam.

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Bye-bye, Trans-Fats?

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Schematic detail of adjoining unsaturated carb...

Schematic detail of adjoining unsaturated carbon atoms in trans configuration. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Lowered cholesterol?

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(This is part 3 of a 4 part series.  Sorry for the interruption yesterday.  But, given the events in Charlston- and the world- I felt no choice but to interrupt the series.)

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