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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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Thoughts on the Kentucky Derby

This is personal, so hopefully it will "work" for a reader who does not know me well. You do know yourself well, and for sure you will have had a similar experience or positive recollection you can plug into your walk down memory lane. Here goes with mine.

The Kentucky Derby is the premium horse race in the United States, a claim based on 145 years of  history. At one and a quarter miles, the Derby

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This is an amazing book, based on seventeen (!) interviews, both in person and on the phone, over a cumulative time of nine hours (!) between President Trump and Bob Woodward. Trump wanted Woodward's account of him to be as favorable as it could be, ...more
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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab
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A total stinker for me. Made it through fifty-two inchoate pages before throwing in the towel. Very unusual for me not to complete a book, and this one is a book club selection! Totally unable to follow the thread. I suppose this sort of fatasy ficti ...more
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The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
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The story resonated with me on many levels. Certainly the geographical footprint was familiar to me: I came of age in Princeton, WV, the county seat of an adjoining county along the Virginia border and one of the two most southern counties in the sta ...more
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This is an amazing book, based on seventeen (!) interviews, both in person and on the phone, over a cumulative time of nine hours (!) between President Trump and Bob Woodward. Trump wanted Woodward's account of him to be as favorable as it could be, ...more
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A total stinker for me. Made it through fifty-two inchoate pages before throwing in the towel. Very unusual for me not to complete a book, and this one is a book club selection! Totally unable to follow the thread. I suppose this sort of fatasy ficti ...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
We Have Been Harmonized by Kai Strittmatter
" From Anon-2: Well of course everyone should be frightened by China. They steal information, technology and whatever else they want. Watching over 1 b ...more "
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Another book club selection. Nearly 350 pages of information, stocked so full of examples (and some repetition) that I found it interesting, scary, and a bit overly long. The author is well qualified as the long-time China correspondent for a major n ...more
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Another men's book club selection, and an amazing one at that! I'm so glad to have been exposed to this work (and this subject) in the form of a three-person stage play featuring Werner Heisenberg, Neils Bohr, and Bohr's wife Margrethe. I read this t ...more
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Another incredible selection from one of my book club. What a joy to be a member and to be exposed to the w-i-d-e range of reading!

It's hard to write a comment as I am not a learned student of religions, having been raised in the mainstream Methodist
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“There is always light.
Only if we are brave enough to see it.
There is always light.
Only if we are brave enough to be it.”
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