Chris Burns

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About Chris Burns

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    Southern Delaware
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    hunting, fishing, sailing gardening and exposing my son to all of the above

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    Namibia trip

    That’s me.
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    Namibia trip

    Hmmm. Not letting me upload a second picture That was sunset from a dune in the Kalahari
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    Namibia trip

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    Namibia trip

    Just returned from our trip to Namibia. Had a heck out an adventure. Fantastic except for the brutal plane time- total of 17 hours in the air each way going and coming. Fascinating country. The son is already planning a return
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    Looking to get a new watch

    Second the Citizen.
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    Our son made it...

    Congrats to all the other folks whose kids are doing so well. Especially in the practical fields. We started saving before he was born, and thanks to the recent jump in the stock market (and a reasonably priced school and a modest scholarship) he’s incurred no debt. We have enough left over to cover most of the Masters- the tuition for that was only 25k total-and his little split-4-ways rental house is cheap enough that I can cover rent ok. He’ll probably TA and that’ll cover food and utilities. For the rest - he’s fairly frugal and his fencing gear, karate gear, and car are paid for. If he stays for the PhD and they’ll pay him. Starting salary with Batchelor’s is 50-70. Starting with a Masters is 75-100. It’s worth the 18 months or so extra.
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    Chrysler Crossfire anarchy.

    If I recall correctly, Car and Driver ran a test where the SRT version went up against similar cars and came in second only to the then top of the line Corvette. It’ll probably be a classic some day.
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    Our son made it...

    I haven’t been here much lately but a few may remember. My son graduated today, BS in Biomedical Engineering. Second graduating class in that concentration from his school. He’s staying on to finish his research and pick up the Masters. I’m thinking he’ll be invited to stay on for the PhD. He’s worked hard, kept his nose clean, and done something solid things with groups outside his major. We’re quite proud of him
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    merry christmas

    And Merry Christmas to you as well, good sir!
  11. Chris Burns

    Hug your teenager

    So sorry to hear that. My condolences to you and the family. I cannot imagine the grief ... My son walked out of his dorm Monday morning just after a kid jumped off the top of the parking garage next door, right next to the door to his place. Police had just got there. He was a bit shook at that - probably another engineering or science student since they seem to be clustered in that dorm. He's home in 3 more days and he'll need a break. He was grieving for the kid's family.
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    I bought an empty wooden box from Chernobyl. Cheepest eat microwave I could find ...
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    Did you hear that Ukraine is opening Chernobyl up for tourism? They are going to clean the place up a bit, put in some attractions, tours and rides. Kind of like Disney World, except the 6 foot tall mouse is real.
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    One of my patients mentioned that when she learned to drive the only thing she had to worry about was "Giddy-up" and "Whoa". Another fellow I met a bit back (pushing 70) asked me if I remembered Gilligan's Island. When I said yes, he asked if I remembered the whole Ginger vs. Maryanne thing. Sure, I replied. Well, he said when you get to a certain age you realize Mrs. Howell was kinda good looking too... Was watching an old comedy a bit back and a cute young girl in a rather skimpy French Maid's outfit was vacuuming and bending over pretty provocatively - dang, I thought. We used to have a vacuum just like that one ...
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    High School Research Anarchy

    Congratulations BD. Those young people are very fortunate to have that level of support. I'd suspect that the parents are also involved and engaged. Hard to do that without some level of support at home. Further kudos to you and your administrative team.