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A Memorial to Clifford Alfred Pyle

[Note, according to U.S. Veterans Affairs, over 650,000 U.S. Military personnel have been lost in battle over the course of U.S. history; lives that were cut short. This is a brief rememberance of one the young men who didn’t come back from the horrors of World War II. The inspiration for this article is the […]

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R.I.P. Dutch Hemler – Solid, Loyal, & Wise

Pennsylvania Dutch evokes an image of an oak tree. Something that is solid and firmly planted in the ground.  loyal and true. wise, yet ageless. It is appropriate, that Jerome Hemler got his nickname thanks to his Hanover heritage.  Dutch had a great story about how he got that moniker. And like many of his […]

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Viodi View – 12/13/20

Telecommunications is fundamentally about connecting people. Despite the amazing things that broadband and the associated video conferencing ecosystem have done to keep us connected in 2020, it isn’t the same as face-to-face for capturing non-verbal communications. An anecdote from Brent Christensen’s eulogy about his late father, Everett, and the non-verbal communication he would use to […]

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Viodi View – 10/25/19

Listen to the highlights of this newsletter here: https://soundcloud.com/viodi/a-tribute-to-tom-olson-october-25th-viodi-view-newsletter It is the connections with people that ultimately matter in business. This is an unintentional lesson taught by mentor and friend, Tom Olson. In sharing a fun Twitter thread with him last weekend, I had hoped to bring a smile to Tom’s face, by reminding him […]

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Viodi View – 10/01/16

As mentioned many times in this online newsletter, the people who work for rural telecom companies continually inspire me with their dedication to community, continual improvement and resourcefulness that America needs so badly these days. Arvig’s Jeanne Wilber embodied the best of rural America and her sudden and unexpected passing has evoked memories of someone with a generous […]

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