""A self-proclaimed nice fellow."

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A Letter to All

Dear Friends and Family,

2017 was an excellent year. I visited 4 continents. I got to visit China for a second time. I saw many parts of Spain and travelled to Australia. I feel like I was gone more than I was here. Next year will be quieter. I met a lot of new people and made some great new friends. I didn't see some people as much as I'd like, but I'll try harder next year. We lost some good friends and family. We saw births and weddings. I think I saw my family more this year; I'll make sure 2018 beats that.

We did a lot of work around our house and are working on making it even better this year. I got a lot done on my PhD despite my full time engineering job. Hopefully I'll finish next year. I am again the IEEE chair for the Louisville Section. I joined Big Brothers\Big Sisters of Kentuckiana and have enjoyed many fun outings with my little. I finally found a classic car, a 1965 Mustang that I've enjoyed playing with. I swapped out my truck for an SUV, weird for me, but it's nice to haul things in the rain. The motorcycle collected more dust than it should have. We got a Kayak that we enjoyed... the one time. Hopefully next year will have more outdoor adventures.

I was only hospitalized once. Though I probably should have been a few more times. I'm very lucky and surprisingly durable. I ate weirder, drank less, slept more, drove less, took stupid risks, was nicer, relaxed, didn't get any healthier, stressed very little, learned so much, and overall had a pretty good time.

I wish you all a Happy New Year and all the happiness you could possibly wish for in the future. I love each and every one of you.

Thank you for being my friend. -Kevin

About me

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I am a magnetics applications engineer, meaning I analyze and design magnetic circuits utilizing permanent and soft magnetic materials for many applications, using FEA or other design tools and a lot of math. I am also a PhD student in electrical engineering at the University of Louisville specializing in a yet to be figured out magnetics project.

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Projects

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Recently moved to a new home, fixing said home and fixing some items in my old house which will be for rent soon.

I have suspended teaching due to work travel and other interests.

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Latest news

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I got married in early 2013. Really, it's old news, but I'm still pretty excited about it, I guess. I bought a house in 2014. Another in 2016.

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