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About patrick

Master CNC machinist/CNC programmer, entrepreneur, novice writer, and Mensan. San Diego Mensa Vice-President 2018 San Diego Mensa Development Officer 2015-2018 San Diego Mensa Scholarship Chair 2015-2017

Just because…

Just because someone is highly intelligent, doesn’t mean they won’t make stupid decisions. Many moons ago, I owned a tile setting company in the Deep South. The homes I would lay tile in were owned by well-to-do people. These were … Continue reading

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The IQ bell curve

  This is a difficult topic to write about. The general population is somewhat squeamish on the subject. The topic of IQ can be explosive. As with anything, IQ can be controversial.  The information is out there if people really … Continue reading

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Input = output

A question was recently asked in a Mensa based online group. It went something like this, “What does Group Name mean to you? What do you love? Why do you stay?” For obvious reasons, I won’t mention the group name… … Continue reading

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Interpretative dream?

Dreams are funny things. What purpose they serve, is debatable and speculative. A recent dream of mine, so rich in details, that it remained fresh my mind for some time after awakening. That’s rarely the case for me. I’m sure … Continue reading

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People are funny. We’re often doing things the make other people scratch their heads and wonder ‘What the hell?’. One of the interesting types of people that humor me are what I call ‘mimics’. Mimics are simply defined as someone … Continue reading

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Monkeys shines!

It’s remarkable to think of all the funny happenings and stories that have punctuated many of the moments of my life. Comprised herein are some of those humorous moments. I was born six months to the day before the climax … Continue reading

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I’ve always been a subscriber to the idea that a person’s perception is their reality… no matter how screwed up that reality appears to the rest of us. I believe our life experiences, or lack thereof, helps to shape our … Continue reading

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An age old question, the meaning of life.

A major epiphany I’ve had to accept over the course of my life is the fact that there really isn’t any actual point to it. Life exists for its own sake. There is no goal, no end point, and no payoff … Continue reading

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“Through the Kaleidoscope”, The Regional Gathering of San Diego Mensa uRGe

It’s been a long but fun-filled weekend! I’ve met numerous new friends at our Regional Gathering (uRGe), which concluded earlier this afternoon, and the fun flowed effortlessly, as did the alcohol and laughter! People from several states and across the … Continue reading

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