We have all seen some widget or other on late night television and said out loud to the TV, “I thought of that 5 years ago!” Well, we actually did, but unlike the seller on the tube…we procrastinated and never followed through.
We’ve all done it!
Still others are brimming over with ideas and share them with everyone hoping that someone will back them in some product venture…failing because they never researched to find out it had been on the market for years somewhere else.
Then, there are the quiet people who find a unique opportunity, research it, check the marketability, production costs, etc. and begin producing something useful. Maybe, it was initially started on a shoestring or just maybe someone in a better economic position bought enough of the product to create a successful venture.
That’s what happened to Time Challenger Labs International, Inc., a successful Texas and Ecuadorian company that started business in 2005 (originally under a different name) and landed a Network Radio Distribution deal where their product is advertised throughout 9 hour day radio programs. (Live for 3 hours in the U.S. and rebroadcasts worldwide 2 times later that day via shortwave.)
Since You Asked
Jerry Petermann, 2017
Many of you have asked questions over the years; questions I have found to be interesting, challenging and occasionally disturbing. Nonetheless, each deserve an answer as best as can be given without practicing medicine or giving specific medical advice. Let’s just say, my answers will address issues and attitudes and hopefully invoke science and common sense in response.
When I was only 10 years old (1960) my 86-year-old grandmother and I were having a conversation about doctors, health and things not quite right with the medical world. By that time, it had been four years since my adopted mother had died from a genetic heart condition and serious over medication for Rheumatoid Arthritis. Steroids had recently been discovered and dose rates were still being worked out. Essentially, every patient was a lab rat.
By Jerry Petermann, 2016
I remember it well. I was 11 years old and was helping load turkeys on to a truck for market well into the evening on our Central Texas farm. NASA had just launched a giant 100-foot-tall mylar balloon into earth orbit. In such an evening, this marvel of modern technology (created to bounce radio signals around the earth) would reflect the setting sun and glow as bright as the brightest star. It would also travel overhead, orbiting the earth every 90 minutes; such a sight!!!
An old farm hand was laboring with us to finish the job just as the satellite passed over in the western sky. I shouted to everyone, “Look, there goes Echo!!!” The old man kept his eyes to the task at hand on the ground. I said, “Mr. Henry, look. The NASA satellite is shining like a star!” He refused to look up. I asked, “Don’t you want to see it?” He kept his head down and simply said, “Don’t believe in that nonsense…”