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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


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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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 (EQ), 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 … Continue reading

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