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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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Some Thoughts on America

Some Thoughts on America


I am probably only one of millions of citizens who are baffled by and concerned by the events now in this country.  This is not a “Blue” or “Red” comment or is not meant to be. It is my heart-felt worry about what I consider to be extreme positions. Here are a few that come to mind.



In the state of Michigan, the Governor has been threatened by several persons. She now is Read more of this blog post »
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A Land So Strange...
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J.K. George J.K. George said: " Another selection by one of my book club members. I'd never have heard of Resendez' book, and that would have been a missing link to great history of the Southwestern US and northern Mexico.

The book was absolutely packed with information. Unfortunat
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The China Mission by Daniel Kurtz-Phelan
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Another book club selection.

Crammed full of info, with a full-bore dive into General Marshall's assignment (at the bequest of President Truman) to try and bring the two antagonists, Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong, into some sort of more or less repr
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Heaven, My Home by Attica Locke
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Another book club selection. Murder mysteries are not my cuppa tea, so the rating probably is biased down a notch. But the book club "forces" me to read outside my comfort zone so that's stretching my limits, and that's good. The other reason for the ...more
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The Body by Bill Bryson
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Another book club selection, and a good one. A bit long, at 383 pages and with lots of details, Bryson is at his meaty best with an incredible amount of facts and some nice side stories and humor. The book is organized by chapters, each of which cove ...more
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A Sense of the World by Jason Roberts
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Somehow this book, purchased in 2011 but never read, "spoke" to me in a stack going out for adoption or disposal, and I rescued it and read it over the past month. Such an outstanding history, painstakingly researched; we are fortunate that Jason Rob ...more
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Live Your Truth by Kamal Ravikant
Live Your Truth
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Not sure how to comment on this. Someone, unknown, sent this book to me in the mail. Frankly it looked like one of these "spacey" and "new age" books, and it ... it is. But I started leafing through the very short chapters: three pages the norm with ...more
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It Was All a Lie by Stuart Stevens
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This is a fact-filled book, written by a political veteran, one who has been "on the other side" for years. Stuart Stevens is so completely disappointed and disgusted by Donald Trump that it's overkill, but overkill by a pro. I had reached the same c ...more
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Live Your Truth by Kamal Ravikant
Live Your Truth
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Not sure how to comment on this. Someone, unknown, sent this book to me in the mail. Frankly it looked like one of these "spacey" and "new age" books, and it ... it is. But I started leafing through the very short chapters: three pages the norm with ...more
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Countdown 1945 by Chris Wallace
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This is a gripping book, well researched (maybe a little lean on the Japanese perspective from people "there") and well done. I can't recommend this highly enough. The view of the decision to drop two atomic bombs within a few days pretty is well sup ...more
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Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks
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What a delight! Hanks' book was a Christmas present from 2018 and I finally got around to opening it. Mr. Hanks is a very unique and creative writer, with only a small thread connecting some of the stories. But the connection is meaningful and become ...more
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Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger
Ordinary Grace
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This book was a gift from my son, and the first mystery book I've read in .... hmmm ... really can't remember the last one. There is the usual (I suppose for a mystery) foreshadowing. All in all, in a little over 300 pages Mr. Krueger does a fine job ...more
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