By Jim

Jim grew up in Southwest Missouri and has lived there most of his life. His parents, Ben and Del, gave him a passion for knowledge and beauty.

His professional career has been in Electronics Engineering. In the course of 30 years, he has designed and developed a number of innovative and commercially-successful electronic products. These have had applications in commercial and industrial weighing, industrial controls, and battery-managed devices for oceanic research, environmental management, and robotics.

His interests are photography, science, music, politics (let’s be polite!), everythingelseintheworld, and a bunch of good kids and grandkids that he shares with his Little Red-Haired Girl.


5 Responses to “About”


  1. October 11, 2011 at 1:50 pm

    Hey thanks Jim!
    I appreciate the links, and will check them out ASAP.
    Wichita? I have ‘ties’ there too. I should do a post about how and why I got started blogging, that story is related to Wichita and blogging in general. Anywho….
    If I had the time (sarcasm), I’d tell you about my impossible schedule. In short, my work day starts at 10pm and ends at 2pm. I do believe it’s killing me, but I am one of the 99%.
    I’m already subscribing to a few too many blogs, and continually struggle at trying to judge which ones are superfluous so I can streamline my blog habit.
    I get a weekend off after 5 weeks and a few weekdays here and there, so I blog and comment in spurts. I’m moving your blog UP on the list to visit, so I’ll be back.
    BTW, I love the flag in the right margin.
    Later.

  2. 2 Jim
    October 11, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Hi Tracy / sekanblogger ,
    The Globe can sometimes be talked into supporting a blog. In Jim One’s case, they invited him. The Globe blog links are [http://www.joplinglobeonline.com/blogs/] – links only, we have to maintain & manage the details. And we sooooo very much love to do that ! There is a small and limited remuneration for Globe bloggers, and it seldom comes with interference. We are pretty free to do what we would do without the Globe.

    Julia & I are very familiar with your daughter’s neighborhood. We were trying to get out of town, to return to Wichita, when all hell broke loose. Julia turned around ahead of me, saw the funnel as it crossed Schifferdecker, and got a bunch of folks into a convenience store bathroom. Our house near 28th & Connecticutt. We had very little damage. A number of friends had the same experience as your daughter.

    I did a couple of blogs that are tornado-related. [http://heygetthis.wordpress.com/2011/07/06/dirty-laundry/] and [http://heygetthis.wordpress.com/2011/06/11/values-are-for-hard-times/]. You would humor me to comment on [http://heygetthis.wordpress.com/2011/09/25/the-real-ten-commandments/] or its progenitor. Folks seem reluctant to take on the Big Ten.

    I’ll be checking your blog after work. – Jim (aka Jim Too)

  3. October 11, 2011 at 7:07 am

    As a relative newcomer to this circle of Globe Bloggers, my curiosity has been killing me. I just wonder exactly what makes someone a Globe Blogger?
    Do they link to your blogs?
    Do they print your posts and ensuing comments?

    I have found the “Globe Bloggers” that I now frequent, to be good at what they do.
    I’ve been blogging for years, and have always longed to participate with people who are closer to where I live. I made the moniker (sekanblogger) a sort of advertisement for local comments and bloggers from the very start.
    I have yet to find anything closer to home that is worth frequenting. My (older of 2) daughter, did live in Joplin, and she and her husband and family are very much involved in you community. They lost everything in the tornado. They did live just off of 26th street, and you could see St. John’s from their former backyard. My Granddaughter, Ta’ Lynn, got to be the ‘star’ of the opening clip for the Branson telethon that KOAM put on. She was interviewed and ‘opened’ the show, along with the 3 country music stars that hosted it.
    I’m also kind of fond of one Globe columnist, Mike Pound, as he’s from my hometown (Parsons), and I know two of his brothers quite well.
    Obviously, I like it, or I wouldn’t be subscribing to your circle’s blogs.

    If someone could tell me a bit about this association with The Joplin Globe, I’d appreciate it. You could respond here, or by email, whichever seems more suitable.
    Thanks,
    Tracy (aka sekanblogger)

  4. 4 rob pommert
    August 3, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    hello we met at the farmers mkt on tuesday.I was the guitar guy

  5. 5 Duane Graham
    February 4, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Jim,

    Just found out today (via the paper version of the Joplin Globe) that you were routinely exposing your thoughts as a Globeblogger. Welcome. I thoroughly enjoyed the piece about your brother, with whom I am now slightly familiar, after a short visit to his blog. He appeared to be a robust defender of clear thinking, despite your dislike of his style.

    Good luck doing your own thing in your own way.

    Duane


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