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The Robots at 2016 Camp Quest AZ

Camp Quest AZ is over for 2016. It was great! There was a wide variety of activities for the campers and the Counselors were always on the run making things happen. As before, the staff had the help of the … Continue reading

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Camp Quest AZ 2016

This will be my third time attending as a programs counselor and this year’s Camp Quest Arizona is going to be great! My first year was in 2014 and I wrote about it, after the fact. Registering at the last … Continue reading

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Fun Stuff from this year’s Halloween

I made it! Sorta. This year I decided to take my Halloween adventures into the world of Arduino. I saw the “Talking Arduino Halloween Skeleton” on the Instructables.com website. Halloween is the best time of year for a retired engineer … Continue reading

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A Retired Engineer’s Work is Never Done

I should have titled this blog, “Pulled up 4 stakes today” or “Another day in the life of a retired engineer.” On September 13, a couple of days ago, I wrote about pulling up a rebar stake out of my … Continue reading

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Pulled up a stake today!

A few days ago I mentioned that I was preparing for my favorite holiday—Halloween. Work has to start early because there are a lot of things to do but more than that things have to be done in a certain … Continue reading

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Halloween is coming.

There is a website (actually several) that will give you the number of days, minutes, and seconds until Halloween. At nearly 60 days out, I’m not panicked…yet. However, I know from years past that time during this time of year … Continue reading

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A Good Thing to do After Election Day

I’ve been busy with Halloween for the last several weeks and I need to get back to the series on building a secular community but not today. Today, I want to offer an idea that is particularly suited to this … Continue reading

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