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Steven Mushero
Musing on Tech, China, Startups, Science, Space, Life, Culture, and much more ... a very diverse mix of observations of what I fancy & find interesting, as they arise.
Created 03 Oct 2020
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  • Travel Karma
    05 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    I have good travel karma. Though writing about it may well doom my travel future. What is travel karma? Travel karma is when the travel gods smile upon you as things go wrong, you are late, planes bre...
  • Have Assets, Share Them
    18 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Share your assets, my dad always taught me. That means please use what is mine, most any time. After all, if I’m not using it right now, it’s probably going to waste. Share what you have, as sharing I...
  • Master & Commander
    14 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    Master & Commander It’s a famous & fabulous 20-book series and also a great movie. You should re-watch it and read (or better yet, listen to) the books. I just finished the book series, which took me ...
  • Messages of my Mother
    07 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 2 2
    If I’m half as nice, kind, and caring as my mother is, I’ll be a very good man indeed. She'd never say that of course, as she’s a very humble New Englander, raised in rural Maine, where she walked to ...
  • Which Arm Do You Value More ?
    15 Sep 2021 • 2 min read
    I’m originally & forever a manufacturing electrical and automation engineer, even though these days I run Internet & Cloud Operations companies, and the biggest machine I manage is my laptop. But I’ve...
  • Lessons as a Crossing-Guard
    10 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    I’m a crossing guard. At least for this month, as my kids’ school can’t seem to hire anyone for the job, so I’m volunteering on our nearest corner, shepherding a couple of dozen kids across a busy int...
  • National Gap Year of Getting Out
    02 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    A Gap Year. Sounds vaguely European, or something rich kids do in and around Europe after they’ve secured their coveted spot at Harvard next year. They frolic, and along the way, in theory, find thems...
  • Chinese vs. English Language Learning
    24 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    Does language determine culture and thinking? In other words, does your mother tongue drive cultural developments, biases, and tendencies? Perhaps, but I want to ponder a slightly different question: ...
  • Failure of the St. Francis Dam
    12 Aug 2021 • 9 min read
    The only piece of St. Francis dam left after disastrous failure in 1928 Shit happens. Things fail. Sometimes they are small things, but other times they are big things that affect lots of folks, usual...
  • Lucky Hometown Advantages
    05 Aug 2021 • 7 min read • 1 1
    Waterville, Maine - 200 years old Rural American towns have it tough these days. Young people are leaving, factories are shutting down, and the tax base is often dwindling, reducing money for infrastr...
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