Tag Archives: ORNL

Chinese Whispers

Today’s Gallery Theme: ‘Free Weights’… …has nothing to do with today’s text, which is just an interesting (alleged) spy story. Anyone who has read my books may recall that the reason we are here (in Oak Ridge TN) is that … Continue reading

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Igor, Putin, The Crimea and The USDoE

I have occasionally mentioned our Russian friend Igor here, former street workout dude turned physicist, on a one-year assignment at the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratories and happy to spend evenings with us at the gymnastics center. He’s just gone … Continue reading

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House (and Training Cabin) For Sale

Well, the big decision has been made. Dave’s dad plans to return to UK following his retirement from ORNL in a few weeks, and needs to sell the house here in TN in order to purchase another in UK. Likely, … Continue reading

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ORNL To Lose 10%

It’s now official: the government lab here (which employs 4,500 people) is going to suffer a huge budget cut from USDoE in 2014 (but they don’t know how big!) – so they are encouraging more than 10% of the workforce … Continue reading

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A Crazy Country

Oak Ridge, TN. Home of the US National Lab (ORNL) where a lot of the preparatory work for the 1945 atom bombs was carried out, and now the employer of about half of this city. CLOSING at the end of … Continue reading

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