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on August 29th, 2013 by mark

This is the 1,500th post on I’m rather proud. Just thought I’d mention it. The school year began unpropitiously. It’s hot and humid in California, relatively rare-except when it’s not. The classroom reaches well into the 80’s by early afternoon, sometimes even late morning–and it’s miserable. No one wants to learn when their sweat […]

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on August 19th, 2013 by mark

Steve Jobs uttered the unutterable. He wasn’t painted into corners and, indeed, he never sought to paint others into them either. But he was a bully and he was so full of himself that, at times, his rage was the only power left standing in the room. Like most great thinkers, great leaders, Jobs had […]

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A Tale of Two Airplanes

on August 11th, 2013 by mark

The glint of sunshine off of the Boeing 757’s wings was blinding. Under the American Airlines livery, the silver aluminum aircraft works as a reflector and at Naval Air Weapons Station Pt. Mugu not far from where I live, the tarmac is an expanse of unshaded concrete and summer sun reflecting, hiding shadows and desert-like, […]

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