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When I Knew I Was “Home”

When I was very young my family sometimes took the train from DC to New York to visit my grandparents. I still remember the swaying and rumbling of the cars and the smell of oil and a certain kind of … Continue reading

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A friend wanted to work on a “great” project

A fellow engineer once commented that our work seemed mundane. He wanted to do something big or spectacular or “great”, like the moon landings or Hoover Dam. And it wasn’t just that he wanted it to be great, he wanted … Continue reading

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