The Ideal Quality Control Inspector
This online-only article is a supplement to the March/April 2016 print edition of Home Energy Magazine.
February 26, 2016
Many years ago I had the privilege of knowing Hector Romulus Demmel, a French Canadian backwoods guide who could do just about everything. He was an extraordinary fisherman, even though he didn’t like eating fish. He could silently paddle a canoe while rolling a cigarette. He could shoot and skin a bear, repair an outboard engine, drop a 100-foot pine tree on a dime, and cook crêpes suzette on a woodstove. He was an extraordinary teacher, using only the few words necessary to get his point across. He never wrote anything down.
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