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Collision course

Let’s imagine that we have an air cannon that is able to shoot projectiles at each other, like the t-shirt cannons seen at sporting events. What do you think would happen if two of these air cannons were aimed exactly … Continue reading

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Load sixteen tons and what do you get?

I grew up in Kansas in the 1970s so country music is part of my heritage. Although it’s not my preferred genre today, I have favorites from my youth. One of those is “Sixteen Tons”. It was written by Merle … Continue reading

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My purge

The word “purge” always captures my attention. It is an action word. It suggests suddenness, almost violently. A purge is an event; it is noticed and has significant ramifications. In government, political leaders will purge their party, and sometimes entire … Continue reading

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My two drugs

In 2010, the well-known philosopher Ke$ha told us: Because your love, your love, your love is my drug Your love, your love, your love I said your love, your love, your love is my drug Your love, your love, your … Continue reading

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A year’s wage

Let’s look through a window in time to view an unusual scene. It happened nearly 2000 years ago in Bethany, which is east of Jerusalem in Israel. Six days before the Passover,¬†Jesus came to Bethany,¬†where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had … Continue reading

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She’s in labor!

I married my wife in 1995 when we were both in graduate school at the University of Florida. Christine got pregnant in 1998 just as I was finishing my PhD (she completed her MFA in 1996). I remember the night … Continue reading

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The first CAD/CAM

My career is closely connected with computer-aided manufacturing, or CAM. In modern manufacturing, CAM is preceded by CAD, computer-aided design. Complicated electro-mechanical mechanisms, such as an airplane or passenger vehicle, are composed of subsystems, which are each a collection of … Continue reading

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