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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

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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 real 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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It’s that time of year again!

The Regional Gathering of San Diego Mensa uRGe is upon us! Our theme this year is “Through the Kaleidoscope”.

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Our children should not be political pawns.

Below is a copy of an email I recently received from my son’s school. A message from MEADOWBROOK MIDDLE SCHOOL Dear Meadowbrook Parents: As many of you know, the tragic incident in Parkland Florida on February 14 has begun a … Continue reading

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The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

A lot of hysteria surrounds the recent shooting in Parkland, Florida. Could more have been done to protect the students? Should more laws be passed to control or ban weapons? Why wasn’t this shooter questioned by the FBI after having … Continue reading

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Which is more important… EQ or IQ?

Emotional quotient, also known as emotional intelligence, is the ability of an individual to recognize the feelings and emotions of others. This is important in that it allows people to interact with others more effectively as situations and environments change. … Continue reading

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The question was posed…..

The question was posed in one of my many ‘think’ groups recently. “What’s your opinion of how the world started?” That was somewhat erroneous, especially when the person asking the question was really referring to how the universe was created. … Continue reading

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Life has interesting twists….

  It’s been a lifetime… I was just a child, about seven years of age, when I left behind the country of my father in 1976. The story of why my family left the United States and moved to Colombia, and … Continue reading

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Science Olympiad Project build – Hovercraft

It’s a new year and the Science Olympiad is starting to ramp up! I’ve noticed a fair amount of traffic on last year’s Science Olympiad posts. I’m assuming that, like me, there’s a lot of unknowns and questions when one … Continue reading

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