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1261-Rock n Roll

Spent a week this summer in a special STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) program for teachers. We learned about math, acoustics, materials science, physics, tools, and woodworking as we built an electric guitar. The objective is to bring these [...]

August 16, 2015 Music

1028-Art Museums – Charlotte, NC

Charlotte, NC has rebuilt itself into a world-class art town. I visited the art museums one afternoon while at a conference. These were some of the best medium size museums in the country. Check them out if you get near [...]

November 16, 2013 Art, North Carolina

1027-Downtown – Charlotte, NC

I was in Charlotte, NC for a conference and had a free afternoon. I had not been to Charlotte in many years. I remembered Charlotte as a red-neck poorly-maintained “C” level city. This has all changed. Charlotte has become a [...]

November 16, 2013 Art, North Carolina

1024-Evergreen Air Museum – Portland, OR

The Evergreen Airplane Museum is one of the finest collections of aircraft I have ever seen. I am an airplane buff and regularly visit the Smithsonian in Washington DC as well as many others across the country. Over the years [...]

November 12, 2013 Aircraft, US Travel

941-Hirshorn Museum – Washington, DC

Okay, there was a lot more great art at the Hirschorn other than Mr. Pissy . The featured artist was Ai Weiwei from China. His works were very creative and his use of art as political tool were well represented [...]

May 14, 2013 Art, US Travel

934-Vocal Jazz

I found these old video tapes of Vocal Jazz groups. The first is from the University of Northern Colorado in the 1985 directed by Gene Aitken. I’m the tall guy third from right in the first row. The second and [...]

May 7, 2013 Music

911-Arctic Thunder Air Show – Anchorage, AK

Every two years the local Air Force base (Elmendorf) holds the Arctic Thunder air show. I missed the show last year so was quite motivated to attend. I was able to get right up on the flight line with the [...]

January 21, 2013 Aircraft, Interesting Stuff

797-Air Force Thunderbirds – Portsmouth, NH

While traveling through New Hampshire returning from Maine caught the Air Force Thunderbirds practicing for their show the next day. [...]

June 28, 2012 Aircraft, US Travel

796-Airplanes – Maine

Stopped by this airport on our way back from Maine to check out a private WW II air force. All of these aircraft have been totally refurbished and frequently fly at air shows.     [...]

June 28, 2012 Aircraft, US Travel

721-Blue Angels – San Francisco, CA

Caught the Blue Angels during Fleet Week in San Francisco. There were several hundred thousand people down at the wharf and I didn’t want to be with them. I out smarted them all by climbing the hill to Coit Tower [...]

March 30, 2012 Aircraft, San Francisco