Telicom Preview

Telicom Preview
Welcome to the “Telicom Preview” page, which proudly showcases a small sampling of what Telicom has to offer. (Note: Current ISPE members can access full Telicom issues by logging in, clicking on “Members Only,” and then selecting “Telicom Archive.”)
Available to ISPE members only, Telicom is ISPE’s world-renowned journal which traces its origins all the way back to 1974 when ISPE was originally founded. The journal began as a simple black-and-white newsletter and has undergone several transformations throughout its long history, including changes in size, format, publication frequency, and delivery method. For several years, Telicom existed as a black-and-white hard-copy journal that was mailed to each ISPE member. It has now evolved into its current full-color format, which is published quarterly, averages over 150 pages in length, and is made available at no cost to all current ISPE members (a.k.a “Thousanders”). Telicom is now delivered electronically to the membership via PDF on the ISPE website, and all Thousanders also have the option of purchasing a hard copy if so desired. 

The subject matter found within Telicom’s pages is wide-ranging and represents the vast diversity of expertise areas, talents, and interests of our ISPE membership. Articles may feature topics such as the arts, humanities, spirituality, science, history, philosophy, engineering, technology, mathematics, physics, music, neuropsychology, recipes, personal experiences, humor, or any other theme that members feel inspired to share with their fellow Thousanders. A typical Telicom issue features a wide variety of “ACES” (articles, columns, and essays) in addition to sections devoted specifically to member-submitted art, poetry/prose, photography, puzzles, and autobiographies. Each quarter, Telicom poses a Quarterly Question to the ISPE membership, and the responses from Thousanders are shared in the following issue. Telicom also boasts its own recurring comic strip, “Telly the ISPE Turtle,” and in the fall, the “Fabulous Fiction Issue” showcases the creative talents of ISPE’s membership. Interspersed throughout Telicom’s pages are aphorisms meant to encourage, entertain, inform, or provoke deep thought.
The selections that follow comprise just a small preview of what can be found inside the pages of Telicom, and they represent a mere snapshot of the intriguing, intellectual, and inspiring contributions from ISPE’s Thousanders.
All ISPE members have access to the Telicom archive and can enjoy the full issues of current and past Telicom journals. If you would like to become a member of ISPE so that you, too, can enjoy the full issues of Telicom and/or contribute articles to be included in Telicom, visit our Join/Contact page for more information.

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Selections from Telicom Vol. 30, No. 1,
First-Quarter Issue, Jan-Mar 2018

(Cover photograph: "Pocket Watch Heirloom" by Michael Kendrick, 2018)
1. ARTICLE: “The Cosmological Constant Problem as Transitioning Multi-Space” by Arthur E. Pletcher
2. ARTICLE “Robots and AI” by Roger Plant
3. POETRY: “Grendel” by Frank Dunne
4. POETRY: “The Golem” by Frank Dunne
5. POETRY: “A Fibonacci String” by Kate Jones
6. POETRY: “Awareness” by James R. Hansen
7. POETRY: “End Times” by Kate Jones
8. POETRY: “Valentine’s Moment” by Richard May
9. POETRY: “Night” By James R. Hansen
10. POETRY: “Intelligent Re-design” by Kate Jones
11. POETRY: “Yearning for Immortality” by Kate Jones
12. POETRY: “Morning” by James R. Hansen
13. PROSE: “Haldimann H9” by Mark van Vuuren
Selections from Telicom Vol. 30, No. 2,
Second-Quarter Issue, Apr-Jun 2018

(Cover photograph: "Zin Valley, Negev" by Stephen Levin, 2012)
1. ARTICLE: “The Power of Stupidity” by Igor Gazdik
2. ARTICLE: “Crime and Punishment” by Robert McKnight
3. ARTICLE: “What’s the Difference?” by Frank Luger
4. ARTICLE: “Fibs of the Electromagnetic Spectrum” by Frank Luger
5. ART: “Angela” by Jerry Zabel
6. ART:  “September Riverscape” by Jerry Zabel
7. ART: “Human Being” by Jerry Zabel
Selections from Telicom Vol. 30, No. 3,
Third-Quarter Issue, Jul-Sep 2018

(Cover photograph: "Thousander Variety" by Michael Kendrick, 2018)
1. ARTICLE: “My Favorite Quote” by Stephen Levin
2. ARTICLE: “Growing Out of the Past as a Seed for the Future” by Simon Olling Rebsdorf
3. ARTICLE: “The Allaire Data: It is Easier to Find Bigfoot than Scientific Objectivity” by John Kosinski
4. PHOTOGRAPHY: “The Randfontein Show 2018, 1” by Mark van Vuuren
5. PHOTOGRAPHY: “The Randfontein Show 2018, 2” by Mark van Vuuren
Selections from Telicom Vol. 30, No. 4,
The Fabulous Fiction Issue, Sep 2018

(Cover artwork: "Annabel" by Nicole Kendrick, 2018)
1. COMIC STRIP: “Telly the ISPE Turtle” by Holly McClanahan
2. FICTION STORY: “When Are You?” by Kate Jones
3. FICTION STORY: “Shorty and the Professor” by Robert McKnight
4. FICTION STORY: “Parasites on the Great Spirit” by Frank Dunne
5. PROSE: “Dr. Capgras Before the Mirrors” by Richard May
6. PROSE: “A Belated Discovery” by Richard May
7. PHOTOGRAPHY: “Digital Dock and Sun” by Stephen Levin
8. PHOTOGRAPHY: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Stephen Levin
Selections from Telicom Vol. 30, No. 5,
Fourth-Quarter Issue, Oct-Dec 2018

(Cover artwork: "Cheshire Smilodon" by Holly McClanahan, 2018)
1. ARTICLE: “Escape from Communist Hungary” by Frank Luger
2. ARTICLE: “Using EEG to Predict IQ” by Gwyneth Rolph
3. ARTICLE: “A Sea Story” by Ted Robinson
4. COMIC STRIP: “Telly the ISPE Turtle” by Holly McClanahan
5. ART: “Diane #8” by Jerry Zabel
6. ART: “Landscape #613” by Jerry Zabel
7. ART: “Group 52” by Carol Bernard
8. ART: “Swept Away” by Carol Bernard
Selections from Telicom Vol. 31, No. 1, 
First-Quarter Issue, Jan-Mar 2019

(Cover photograph: "Happy 45th, ISPE" by Rayona Eben, 2018)

1. ARTICLE: "7 Reasons to Love a Pianist" by Greg Grove

2. ARTICLE: "Fundamental Requirements in Building Physical Theories" by Frank Luger

3. ARTICLE: "The Human-Chimpanzee Split" by Frank Dunne

4. ARTICLE: "The Space Conveyor Could Revolutionize Space Travel" by Stanley Korn

5. ART: "ISPE Logo in a 3D World 1" by Arturo Escorza Pedraza

6. ART: "ISPE Logo in a 3D World 2" by Arturo Escorza Pedraza

7. POETRY/PROSE: "The Tale of Sinbad and the Shadow Men" by Gary Tillery

8. PHOTOGRAPHY: "Heading Home" by Heather Cleary

9. PHOTOGRAPHY: "Cambodian Girl" by Robert Campbell

10. PHOTOGRAPHY: "Sydney Opera House and Detail of Ship before Sunset" by Marie Faverio

11. PHOTOGRAPHY: "Contrasts" by Marie Faverio

12. ARTICLE: “Playfulness and Mental Methods for Divisibility by Small Numbers” by John Boyer

Selections from Telicom Vol. 31, No. 2, 
Second-Quarter Issue, Apr-Jun 2019

(Cover artwork: “Telly Celebrates ISPE’s 45th” by Holly McClanahan, 2019)

1. QUARTERLY QUESTION REPLIES: Response with art and poetry by Marie Faverio

2. NEW QUARTERLY QUESTION: A Telicom quarterly feature; artwork by Nicole Kendrick

3. ARTICLE: “Prometheus Bound: Modeling Unselected Population Performance on a Graduate Admissions Test” by John Boyer and Ruslan Kalitvianski

4. ARTICLE: “Non Timeo Mortem—I Do Not Fear Death” by Frank Luger

5. ARTICLE: “Some Consequences of Newton’s Shell Theorems” by Robert McKnight

6. ARTICLE: “How to Observe Paintings like Sherlock Holmes” by Hiroyuki Iwane

7. ART: “Diane #11” by Jerry Zabel

8. ART: “Breakdown” by Carol Bernard Hoffman

9. ART: “Coming Storm” by Carol Bernard Hoffman

10. POETRY/PROSE: “And It Comes Out Here” by Stanley Korn

11. POETRY/PROSE: “Math Limericks” by Kate Jones

12. PHOTOGRAPHY: “Lima Lady” by Robert Campbell

13. PHOTOGRAPHY: “Strasbourg, France” by Stephen Levin

14. PHOTOGRAPHY: “Stortorget, Helsinborg, Sweden” by Stephen Levin

Selections from Telicom Vol. 31, No. 3, 
Third-Quarter Issue, Jul-Sep 2019

(Cover photograph: “Amalfi, Italy, above a Sapphire Sea 1,” May 17, 2019, by Stephen Levin)

1. ARTICLE: “A Periodic Table of Polyform Puzzles” by Kate Jones

2. ARTICLE:  “Jacob Lawrence at the Crocker,” by Carol Bernard Hoffman 

3. ARTICLE: “The International Year of the Periodic Table,” by Thomas Ott

4. POETRY: “April Poetry: A Collection,” by Alon Oscar Deutsch

5. MUSIC: “October Waltz, Op. 5,” by Alon Oscar Deutsch

6. PHOTOGRAPHY: “Primordial Vertigo,” by Phillip Power

7. PHOTOGRAPHY: “Traffic Guard,” by Phillip Power

8. PHOTOGRAPHY:  “Without Scale,” by Phillip Power

9. PHOTOGRAPHY:  “Valldemossa, Mallorca, Spain – May 2019,” by Stephen Levin

10. PHOTOGRAPHY:  “Eiffel Tower,” by Stephen Levin

Selections from Telicom Vol. 31, No. 4, 
The Fabulous Fiction Issue, Sep 2019

(Cover artwork: “I Hope You Packed Your Bags, Kid,” by Nicole Kendrick)

1. FICTION STORY: “When I Hear the Song My Beloved Once Sang,” by Arturo Escorza Pedraza

2. FICTION STORY:  “Maarieda: The Landing,” by Bill Barnett

3. ART: “Diane #18, Our First Wedding Anniversary,” by Jerry Zabel

4. ART: “Pipeline,” by Carol Bernard Hoffman

5. ART: “Abstract Language,” by Carol Bernard Hoffman

6. POETRY: “The Many Moods of a Beloved Mountain,” by Kate Jones

7. PHOTOGRAPHY: “The Descent,” by Phillip Power

8. PHOTOGRAPHY:  “Stockholm City Hall,” by Stephen Levin

Selections from Telicom Vol. 31, No. 5,
Third-Quarter Issue, Oct-Dec 2019

(Cover photograph: “Integrity,” by Rayona Eben, 2019)

1. PUZZLE: “Vehicle Identification,” by Gary S. Flom

2. ACES: “A Temple Not Built by Man,” by Bill Barnett

3. ACES: “Necessitas Mathematicae,” by Frank Luger

4. ACES: “Discovering a Spiritual Path to Myself,” by Alexandra York

5. ART: “Affluent Eyes” and “Conversation,” by Carol Bernard Hoffman

6. ART: “Diane #22, Woman with a Yellow Ear,” by Jerry Zabel

7. POETRY: “Hydrangea Haiku,” “Astilbe Haiku,” and “Lily Haiku,” by Kate Jones

8. PHOTOGRAPHY: “Holy Family Shrine,” by Phillip Power

Selections from Telicom Vol. 32, No. 1,
First-Quarter Issue, Jan-Mar 2020

(Cover artwork: “ISPE’s Purpose,” by Nicole Kendrick, 2019)

1. COMIC STRIP: “Telly the ISPE Turtle,” by Holly McClanahan

2. MEMBER NEWS: “Thomas Chittenden’s AI Breakthrough in Cardiovascular Disease,” by Kathy Kendrick

3. MEMBER NEWS: “Robert Schaefer and the 75th Anniversary of D-Day,” by Kathy Kendrick

4. ACES: “Baroque, Chocolate, and the Discovery of the New World,” by Don Rutherford Cardinal Johnson

5. ACES: “Necessitas Mathematicae,” by Frank Luger

6. ACES: “Time Travel to be Born Again,” by Kate Jones

7. POETRY: “For Our Marriage” and “Our Time,” by James Richard Hansen

8. PROSE: “The Redmond Confession,” by Gary Tillery

9. PHOTOGRAPHY: “Bali Sawah,” by Robert Campbell

10. PHOTOGRAPHY: “Winter Trees Reflecting on Elk River,” by Bill Barnett