Tony’s Terra Firma

April20

May – If . . .

If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being Read More

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March20

April – Knowledge: The Doubling Curve

By Tony Shepley, When Buckminster Fuller, the renowned 20th century inventor and visionary, developed the concept of “Knowledge Doubling Curve”, he noticed that up until the year1900 human knowledge doubled approximately every century. By the end of World War II, knowledge was doubling every 25 years. Today, different types of knowledge have different rates of Read More

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February23

March – Dan Vincent

By Tony Shepley, Fifteen years ago, a shy 18 year old who had recently graduated from Tech School, applied for a job with us. He was so shy and of so few words that he didn’t impress anyone initially. He came back the next day, and the day after, and every day for the rest Read More

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January20

February – What’s In A Paint Job?

by Tony Shepley, Until the middle of the 19th Century, most Americans didn’t have much use for paint. Wood was plentiful, and paint was difficult to make and not very effective as a weather coat. You couldn’t run down to the local hardware store to buy a can of paint because pre-mixed paints didn’t exist. Read More

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December19

January – The Rope Swing

by Tony Shepley,    When you look at the cartoon above you can see the many ways that communication can fail. I love this cartoon and wish I knew to whom we might attribute it. It’s been around for decades and since the first time I saw it, I thought it was the perfect illustration Read More

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