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FTV: The Detective

      Among the many hats my father wore during his 40 plus year tenure as an employee of the State of Michigan,  one was that of a detective.  If one ponders the skills that make a good detective, it doesn’t take too much imagination to understand why I never found it in my best interests […]

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S4SD – DbD II – The 2017 Campaign

We wrapped up our second Strive 4 a Safer Drive Campaign – DON’T be DISTRACTED public service campaign in mid-March of 2017.  S4SD-DbD II was funded with a $1000 grant from the State of Michigan.  We hope to post the PowerPoint slide show about the campaign in the near future. View our final campaign summary […]

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FTV: R.A.Fessenden

      In 1911, Reginald Aubrey Fessenden was fired from his own company.  The Canadian born, largely self-educated scientist had finally exhausted the patience of his Pittsburgh based investors who had bankrolled his experiments in radiotelephony.  The National Electrical Signalling Company (NESCO) had succeeded in demonstrating the concept of wireless radio broadcasting in December of 1906, […]

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More planetary fun with Dr B!

Incidentally, yours truly won the trivia contest on the PLANETARY SOCIETY WEB SITE by correctly answering the question ‘Who was the first human to fly into space twice’ – and of course, the answer was Gordon ‘Gordo’ Cooper who flew on both the Mercury and Gemini projects.  The PS extended my subscription and membership for […]

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FTV: WCB Revisited Part 1

    Those of you who follow the ramblings of From the Vaults probably already know that the West Coast Bureau consisting of Elizabeth, Todd, Don Juan and Emma relocated from Los Angeles to Eugene, OR in May of 2015.  Even though they now live in the central valley of Oregon some 70 miles from the coast, […]

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