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..this web-domain (www.tedled.com) is registered to:

Ted Ledbetter
(tedled@
tedled.com)

WebMaster's Personal Info

----- brief summary of my life to date-----

CurrentStatus = Retired
reSearching & testing natural self-care principles & techniques
in Thoreauvian isolation on
my rural wildLife hillTop homeStead
in the Texas Hill-Country southwest of Austin
 

...in 1985, i sold my shares & retired from my position as:
Chairman & CEO and
program&tech director of
2.5 megawatt UHF subscription-television station
WCQR-TV Channel 50, Inc. Washington, D.C.
 

...before that, i had these basic career experiences:

Producer/Director/Host of 12-part "Trools" tv-series
for Islands Resources Foundation & VirginIslands public-television

salesman of hydroponic-garden systems,
wood-burning stoves & other survival tools
at YES ! Center for Natural Living, Georgetown, D.C.

a life-changing conscious
near-death out-of-body experience
after a motorcycle-accident in St.Thomas rainstorm

Producer/Director/Host of 1975 aircraft-accident
documentary "Trouble At Truman" (Truman airport, V.I.)

President&GeneralManager of CBS-affiliate
WBNB-TV10 on St.Thomas, Virgin Islands

President/Director of District Communications, Inc,
investment group in Washington, D.C.

...before that, i was:

Communications Consultant at
Office of Telecommunications Policy
Executive Office of the President, Washington, D.C.

CableTV Communications Consultant to the
Ford Foundation, the National Business League, the
National Academy of Engineering & to the
mayors of Los Angeles, Newark, Gary
and to
grass-roots community organizers in various cities

co-Author of "The Wired City" & "Cable Television in the Cities"
and President of the Urban Communications Group

Business Development Specialist
at National Urban Coalition in Washington, D. C.

...before that, i was:

Project Manager for Radar Navigation Systems
at Litton Systems, Inc, College Park, Maryland

Flight-test Tech-Rep for Litton Systems avionics at
Boeing, PanAm, TWA, American, BOAC, Qantas, Varig
U.S.AirForce, U.S.ArmyAviation & other customers

Technical Writer of pilot & maintenance documents
for Litton avionics systems & test equipment

Flight Test Engineer at Litton Systems, Inc, Silver Spring, Maryland

QualityControl Inspector for final acceptance
of guided-missile proximity radar-fuses
at Emerson Research Laboratories

QualityControl Inspector for incoming
vendor-supplied components
at Emerson Research Laboratories


------- and, before that, i was:-------

Student ('61e) and WYBC-FM broadcaster
at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut
while majoring in electrical-engineering

Student-Council president, athlete, singer & reporter
at the Hopkins School, New Haven

...tennis player, basketball forward, baseball catcher, soccer fullback,
soapbox racer, fisherman, artist, fool, builder, boy scout, hunter,
writer, photographer, gardener, jerk, radio
techie, deli cook,
drugstore clerk, asshole, newspaper deliverer, postman...

Student at Roger Sherman School in New Haven, Connecticut

Student at Virginia Avenue School in Louisville, Kentucky
 

------- i was born in Kentucky -------
to:
a Congregational Christian minister father from Goliad, Texas
and
a Homemaker/Schoolteacher
mother from Beaumont, Texas,
who met at
Tillotson College in Austin,

which was
THE BEG!NN!NG
(of me)
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i am a
solar-powered...rain-catching...fruit-growing...red-blooded...healthy
fire-heated...dome-living...bike-riding...chute-flying...body-piloting
web-browsing...email-networking...ivy-educated....home-birthing
shot-shooting...freedom-loving...self-governing...home-schooling
tech-making...tennis-playing...good-loving...tanned...old fart
---
living in the Texas hill-country southwest of Austin ---
 

----------- my favorite sayings are ----------

"~...a sane person in an insane world appears to be insane...~"
(original StarTrek series)

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s.n.a.f.u.
& f.u.b.a.r. & ROTFLMAO
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...it's not so much what we don't know that hurts us but rather
it's what we know that ain't so that causes us so much grief...
(paraphrased Maya Angelou)

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"If they can get you asking the wrong questions,
they don't have to worry about the answers."
(Thomas Pynchon)

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"Never believe on faith, See for yourself!
What you yourself don't learn you don't know"

(Bertolt Brecht,TheMother*MacPerlPower and Ease*PrimeTimeFreeware)

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"The only thing worth trusting is that part of you that has always
been at one with god and is just waiting for you to dump
your precious programmed ******** and really live."

(anonymous)

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"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence
over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled."

(Richard P. Feynman)

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"In the first place God made idiots. That was for practice.
Then he made congressmen."
(Mark Twain)

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"I've begun worshipping the sun for a number of reasons.

First of all, unlike some other gods I could mention,
I can see the sun.  It's there for me every day. 
And the things it brings me are quite apparent
all the time:  heat, light, food, a lovely day. 

There's no mystery, no one asks for money,
I don't have to dress up, and there's no boring pageantry. 

And interestingly enough, I have found that
the prayers I offer to the sun and the prayers
I formerly offered to "God" are all answered
at about the same 50-percent rate."

(George Carlin)

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