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J.K. (Jim) George (N3BB) has been an avid reader and amateur radio enthusiast, with special love for Morse code and radiosporting, since his teenage years -- over fifty years ago. He started his hobby listening to short-wave broadcasts and long-distance AM radio stations. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech, where he was president of the VT Amateur Radio Club and was inducted into the Virgina Tech Academy of Engineering after serving as Chair of the Advisory Boards for both Electric and Computer Engineering, as well as the College of Engineering. He is an avid Virginia Tech sports fan. He completed his graduate school at Arizona State University, specializing in semiconductor materials physics.

George's professional career was primarily at Mot
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There are mileposts in our lives: first kiss, high school prom, college perhaps, marriage, divorce perhaps, job gains and losses, home purchases perhaps, the birth of children and their growth, and other key memories as the "growth phase" progresses. At some point, the imaginary graph of a our human existence leaves its "blur" phase of young children, striving for more this and more that, and s...

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I had an opportunity to hear Sam Gwynne speak at a book signing in Austin about his newest book, a Non-Fiction account of the revolutionary offense in football. The very clever and well-practiced plays are based on passing the ball, not running the b ...more
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What an incredible novel! I really want to re-read it since the plot is so ingenious. It was a little jarring and hard to follow for me at times, and I thumbed back to check on who various people were until it settled out in my mind. This is a brilli ...more
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The Undoing Project by Michael   Lewis
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For the best books, the ones that appeal to me the most, I like to savor the final 20 or so pages and read them when things are very quiet, usually in the early morning. This book was a prefect example, and the true story came together in a dramatic, ...more
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Basin and Range by John McPhee
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This book is a wonderful example of why John McPhee is so well known and respected as a writer of geography and geology. He is well-versed, and usually finds a way to embed himself with an interesting person (and we nearly all are interesting) who is ...more
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The Siege of Krishnapur by J.G. Farrell
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Actually I read the hard-cover version.

Another book club selection, and a good one! I was not familiar with J.G. Farrell, who died early in life. Any Booker Prize winner just has to be good, and "Krishnapur" did not disappoint. The story starts and
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Based on a True Story by Norm Macdonald
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I was only vaguely familiar, if at all, of Norm Macdonald, since I've not stayed up to see SNL for quite a while. My cousin recommended book highly, and sent me a copy. I read it cover to cover in two and a half days, and found it unusual, non-serial ...more
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