Short version: I am "renouncing" all of my technical "mad science" hobbies, including anything involving high voltage, stored energy, high energy physics, etc.
I am already in the process of disposing of all the projects, parts, materials, and support equipment relating to same. I'll sell what I can, give away or throw away what I can't. Much of it is so large and heavy I would rather have it hauled away for scrap than deal with crates, skids, forklifts, flatbeds, or other heavy motor freight means.
This is not a joke, nor is it a decision I've made in haste. I have spent the first 50 years of my life completely scattered, unable to focus on or choose the things which matter to me most.
Now that I am on Ritalin (40 years too late, sigh) it has become quite a lot easier to prioritize -- to determine which hobbies I can do well, which ones are impractical to pursue, not to mention which pastimes will be the most gratifying.
I still have one or two hobbies remaining, but I desperately need fewer of them in toto.
As a result, this post could be the last I make to this blog, unless I feel a need to announce other unrelated future accomplishments to the world, such as semi-artistic creations. I would like to finish (and SELL) the "Mad Scientist's Light Switch", and I would like to finish the rolling ball sculpture I started a bunch of years ago.
I am hanging onto my shop and fabrication resources to use for the remaining hobbies.
I expect I'll just let this page sit here a while, and then eventually delete the blog completely.
Oh, and if you are or if you know anyone in the Denver / Front Range area in Colorado who is interested in high voltage, Tesla coils, railguns, pulsed power, etc, please put them in touch with me - I probably have something they want.
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