Education

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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FTV: Woody the Spider

      Contrary to an urban musical myth I am about to burst, not all rock drummers hailing from across the pond are named Mick.   Listening to Jeff Beck’s Truth recently (with that relatively unknown vocalist named Rod Stewart out front), I noted the exceptional drumming done by Mick Waller.  This got me to […]

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FTV: Voice Lessons

      My mother has always loved to sing and even at age 93, she is unhappy when her Troubadour singing group fails to meet.  The Troubadours are a group at her residence (Brookridge Heights in Marquette) that gather on Sundays to sing and on the occasions when they don’t meet, she is always disappointed.  It […]

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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: The WCB Revisited – part 2

    First up I have to apologize for getting caught in a time warp.  The events in Part 1 of this tale took place in 2015, not 2014 as listed.  Einstein may have been right about the relativity of time, but a year is a pretty large faux pas in the fabric of time and space. […]

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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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FTV: Mountain Climbing

    I was a little torn as to what to call this edition of FTV.   ‘Mountain Climbing’ is a little misleading because it sounds like it will be about Leslie West and his band called Mountain.  That will be a topic for another day.  I almost called it ‘Climb Every Mountain’ but that made me think […]

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