Monthly Archives: September 2010

A voice that could not be silenced

This past weekend, my wife and I took a personal retreat down the California coast to a little town called San Simeon.  While driving down Highway 1, we were listening to the inspiring music of vocalist Renee Bondi, a contemporary … Continue reading

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The quiet and benevolent legacy of Xerox PARC

Today I was reading about the upcoming 40th anniversary of the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC).  Over the last 40 years, this quiet former division of Xerox Corporation has been responsible for the development of 35 groundbreaking inventions for the modern computer, … Continue reading

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Who’s going to be our MLK?

As I have mentioned in previous posts, I am the father of a 10-year-old Son with Down syndrome.  Among the challenges of raising a child with intellectual disabilities comes, in my opinion, subtle attempts by others to discriminate and segregate.  This is especially true … Continue reading

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Saddle up

The airline “cattle call” now has a whole new meaning. Italian aircraft interiors manufacturer Aviointeriors is preparing to unveil a new airline seat design called the SkyRider this week at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Long Beach, California.  The seat resembles a horse … Continue reading

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Keeping our eyes on the ball

As we approach the 9th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on our country, I am reminded how distracted we have become from the culprits of this tragedy.  In my opinion, today’s media attention and national debate focused on a mosque near ground zero … Continue reading

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The boys of Silicon Valley

59 years ago, one of the most ground breaking technical inventions was produced.  On July 4, 1951, Dr. William Shockley announced the successful creation of the junction transistor, a robust solid state “switch” that was commercially viable and would eventually replace the antiquated tube transistor in future electrical … Continue reading

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