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A book recommendation

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DanHolohan
DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,565
edited June 2019 in THE MAIN WALL
https://heatinghelp.com/store/detail/tales-from-an-engineering-career

This one just arrived. Ken Elovitz, along with his brother, Gary, and his late father, Dave, used to send me a monthly calendar on card stock. I wasn't alone; they had a big mailing list. On the back of the calendar each month was a very short story. The guys took turns writing them. Each was a gem. They reminded me of Ed Tidd's Tidd Bits, which had a big influence on my writing (and my hydronics knowledge) when I was starting out. They'd describe a problem job and how they solved it in one easy-to-swallow bite. These are some of the best real-world engineers I have ever known and I learned a lot from reading them. Buy a copy for the bathroom. You won't be sorry.
Retired and loving it.

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  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 7,605
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    I was looking for a good one for upcoming trip. Always great to here the engineers perspective.
    Just ordered a copy....
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein
  • Mike_Sheppard
    Mike_Sheppard Member Posts: 696
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    Got one on the way! Thank you, Dan.
    Never stop learning.
  • KME
    KME Member Posts: 4
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    A friend converted one of the calendars to a song. Check it out:
    https://youtu.be/dYA4xt6zVnQ
    Solid_Fuel_Man
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,565
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    Love it!
    Retired and loving it.
  • October Home
    October Home Member Posts: 75
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    Hi. Didn't you use to have a place on this website "What am I reading"? Or something like that?
  • DanHolohan
    DanHolohan Member, Moderator, Administrator Posts: 16,565
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    I did, and that sure brings me back. It is no more, but thanks for remembering. Miss you!
    Retired and loving it.
    October Home
  • SeanBeans
    SeanBeans Member Posts: 520
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    my wife and I are reading the Plum Island series but Nelson DeMille.

    Based right on Long Island
    October Home
  • October Home
    October Home Member Posts: 75
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    I'm reading the new Cormoran Strike book (Lethal White) by Robert Galbraith (AKA J.K. Rowling). I'm on the library waiting list for the new Slough House book.
  • Zman
    Zman Member Posts: 7,605
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    Tails from and engineering career is good entertainment although I really can't read the songs and rhymes.

    I just started "Thinking in Bets" by Annie Duke. I am only 1/3rd of the way through and it is already on my top 10 all time list.
    "If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough"
    Albert Einstein