Another Modest Proposal

In my May 2019 blog, I presented three modest proposals for national elections, sports championships and ending wars. To date none have been adopted, but I have confidence that they will surface for active consideration in the future as the sound logic behind them commands attention. I now have another modest proposal to offer for … Read more

You Know Too Much To Be Able To Tell Me What You Know

When two experts discuss a topic in which they both have mastery, they have no problem understanding one another. But if someone not trained in that same subject should happen to overhear the experts’ conversation, the eavesdropper might conclude the others were speaking Greek – as in the expression “It’s Greek to me.” I have … Read more

My Call to Duty

I have been retired from business for a great many years now, but when I was employed as an Application Engineer and subsequently Product Manager of Computerized Cardiac Cath Lab Startup and Production for the Honeywell Test Instruments Division in Littleton, I felt I needed a title. After all, I was dealing with high ranking … Read more

My Modest Proposals

If you did not fall asleep in your English lit class or cut class to go for a ride in your hot rod, you may have come across this writing of Jonathan Swift and his book, A Modest Proposal. To save you the effort of looking it up, I will show you the Wikipedia synopsis … Read more

Doing Too Much With Too Little

THE AGE I LIVED IN Sometime after the Paleozoic era, I used to design medical instruments. Most of the instruments were one-off special purpose designs to support aerospace medicine research. Would you believe one of the designs were brainwave amplifiers to record implanted monkey brains while undergoing zero G stress in the “Vomit Comet” airplane? … Read more

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: The Automotive Enthusiast's Guide to Under the Hood

With all apologies to Clint Eastwood, I thought it might be nice to start off the new year by considering how the automotive enthusiast admires not only the appearance of the engine that powers the cars that we drive daily but also the cars that we restore. To the average car buyer, the car has … Read more