Monthly Archives: January 2016


In the analysis of dynamic systems, we use the term bifurcation to indicate a dramatic change in the system state, or behavior. I study milling dynamics, where a bifurcation causes a change from stable to unstable machining conditions. Stable machining … Continue reading

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How to rob a bank

I’m learning something new. My understanding is still in progress, so this may not be complete. Just bear with me. As a Type-A, achievement-driven middle-aged man (that’s an attractive picture), I have spent much of my life bringing projects to completion. I spend my … Continue reading

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Prodigal son epilogue

I love the picture Jesus gave us of the Father in the prodigal son parable. It’s found in Luke 15:11-32. Verse 20 is my favorite: But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with … Continue reading

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My first Sadie Hawkins dance invitation (at 45)

Come with me on a short journey. It begins with my daughter asking for a ride. I drove her to a friend’s house (the accomplice). We then proceeded to Dominos to pick up a large cheese pizza. A note was … Continue reading

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