Memorial Day

I recently decided to extend my Peace Corps Response assignment for an additional 6 months, so I will be in Mexico and working on our microgrid energy project at INAOE until March 1, 2019.  As Jackie pointed out, this is a rare “do-over” opportunity for me after being drafted into the US Army in 1969 instead of serving a Peace Corps assignment in Africa.

I certainly honor anyone who has or is serving in the military, and I also hope that we can finally learn to “study war no more.”  Here’s the song that I recommend remembering for this and every Memorial Day with a short video clip of one of my heroes, Pete Seeger, at age 93 still leading children in “Down By The Riverside” (

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