Pat's Technical Corner
"What I Want for Christmas"
With the August heat bearing down on us, I thought it might be nice to think about the holiday season if anything but to provide thoughts of lower temperatures and perhaps snow on the ground. Speaking of the holiday season; I assume that every reader of this column has seen the holiday classic film “A Christmas Story” so many times that all
August 11, 2023
ProMat 2023 - Lessons Learned
Much like the migratory creatures of our animal kingdom, those of us in the material handling world make our biennial pilgrimage to Chicago to attend and/or present at the ProMat show. It was different this year because there was no in-person show in 2021, thus whether we admit it to ourselves or not, I believe a lot of us were itching to go to
May 10, 2023
The topic of music comes up sometimes in this column as it is an interest of mine. I can usually find something worthwhile in almost any genre of music, but my main musical passion is “progressive rock” particularly from the 1970’s and 80s.
February 24, 2023
79 Days in 1985
Dear gentle readers who remember 1985, please do not scour your recollections to come up with some global disaster or otherwise bad event from that particular year. There were no notable military manuvers, terrorist activities, or natural disasters. This 79 days in 1985 was the time period for what has been termed as the biggest debacle in
November 09, 2022
Summertime Chlorine Blues
When I was a kid, and in particular that age period between when you start hating to go to school up until I discovered that both guitars and the opposite gender were nice and shapely; going swimming in the summer was about the best thing this side of Christmas morning.
August 05, 2022
Kung Pao Chicken Little
Some of those that know me know that I like to cook. When the weather starts to get cooler, I like to delve into more spicy dishes and one of my favorites is Kung Pao Chicken. The recipe I use calls for real Szechuan peppercorns and Ancho chillies - I splurge for the real things and it does make a difference.
December 22, 2021