Blog: Past, Present and Future Thoughts

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    Thomas Jefferson and Cryptocurrency

    May 23, 2022

    What might the guy who invented our currency say about today’s world of cryptocurrency and DeFi (Distributed Finance)? A bit of history Thomas Jefferson (you know, one of the guys who signed the Declaration of Independence) was a smart guy and was thinking about the monetary system for this new country, the United States of […]


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    Japan/Manchuria :: Russia/Ukraine

    May 15, 2022

    I was re-reading Barbara Tuchman’s 1981 book Practicing History and came across an article she wrote for Foreign Affairs, in 1936. It was entitled “Japan: A Clinical Note.” It smacks of today’s news. Historical context Japan invaded Manchuria on September 19, 1931. They established a puppet state, called Manchukuo, and occupied it until the end […]


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    The Evolution of the Networked House

    May 9, 2022

    This is a story that has nothing to do with the internet. It has to do with health, safety, and quality of life. And, if you’re like me, you’ve enjoyed the benefits of a networked house for a long time. “Back in the Day” You used candles and kerosene lanterns for light at night. If […]