Category Archives: Ken’s Stories

For Pearl Harbor Day, Remembering My Dad in World War II

I admit it. I blew it, growing up. I never asked my dad to tell me his tales of World War II. I started developing an interest in the war around age 10. I asked my dad what he’d done … Continue reading

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Star Trek at 45

I think I’m legally required as a nerd born in the latter half of the 20th century to write a little something about Star Trek today, the 45th anniversary of its premiere. I was probably 10 when I first discovered Star … Continue reading

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My Dad in WW2

Here it is Pearl Harbor Day. I was Googling around at random for WW2 stuff when I decided to try my Dad’s name. I found this picture: That’s my Dad, Ensign Lyle L. Laws, Skipper of the LCT-1321, with his … Continue reading

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The 25th Anniversary of the First Shuttle Launch

Early in 1981, my dad presented me with a potentially incredible birthday gift: a trip to Florida to see the very first space shuttle launch. I say “potentially” because the shuttle program had been through many, many delays as problem … Continue reading

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Apple Turns 30

Sometimes I forget how bound up my entire adult life has been with this one company. With one exception, every company I’ve worked for as an adult has either been Apple, or had a direct connection to Apple. On several … Continue reading

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How I Saved Earth from an Alien Invasion

My friends and I are fresh out of the sixth grade. We’ve just seen an amazing movie, one unlike any we’ve seen before: Close Encounters of the Third Kind.   One hill over from our semi-rural suburban neighborhood, there’s a … Continue reading

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