Election Day

I’m just happy that I won’t have to see all of the political campaign ads for a while…  vote: Ohio Governor: Blackwell US Senator: Dewine US Representative: Turner Issue 2 (Minimum Wage Increase): No Issue 3 (Casinos & Slot Machines):

Mark Twain & The Jews

Mark Twain, the famous American writer from the 19th century, had some interesting comments that he made to Harper’s magazine in 1899: “Jews constitute but 1 percent of the human race…Properly the Jew ought hardly to be heard of; but he

House without Electricity

We had an interesting weekend… we were at home late Saturday afternoon watching the Ohio State football game, when – poof – the electricity went out.  Since we were experiencing 40 mph winds during most of the day, I immediately

Customers Become Friends

It’s always nice to get together with “old” friends and catch-up on families and careers…  Jerry Heidenreich and Dick Peacock are two gentlemen that I met early in my working career while I was providing engineering support at TRW Globe

We Celebrate “Birth-weeks”

It’s official.  My son Leonard’s birthday is today (10/17), so he is now 15 years old.  However, while most people celebrate “birth-days”, my wife started a tradition a few years ago where we appear to celebrate “birth-weeks”.  That is, we

Is Canada a Lost Cause?

Everyone realizes that Canadian hockey teams can’t even win a Stanley Cup anymore (North Carolina is the current NHL champion)…  However, it’s even more interesting to note how many Canadians now act and think more like Europeans.  In fact, I was

Indian Caste System

If you’re not aware, India is infamous for its caste system that separates people into lower and upper castes.   Indians born into the lowest caste were often considered as “untouchables”. Well, based on a story in SwissInfo it appears that