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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 well over 100 pages in length, and is made available at no cost to all current ISPE members (a.k.a. “Thousanders”). Telicom is 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. 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.
 
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Selections from Telicom Vol. 33, No. 4,
Fourth-Quarter Issue, Oct-Dec 2021


(Cover photography: “Organic Island,” by Phillip Power)

1. MEMBER NEWS: "Coach Jim Hrbek and 2021 Olympian Nina Cutro-Kelly," by Kathy Kendrick

2. MEMBER NEWS: “Free Download of Book on Giftedness,” by Kathy Kendrick

3. PUZZLE: "Clock Symmetry," by Gary S. Flom

4. ACES: "Pre- and Post-Mortem," by Simon Olling Rebsdorf

5. ACES: "How Sensical Is the Universe?" by Robert McKnight

6. ACES: "Movie Reviews," by Tony Medley

7. ART: "A Study in Orange and Green," by Jerry Zabel

8. POETRY: "SIGMA," by Brandon Drake

9. POETRY: "Manhole-Cover Haiku," by Kate Jones

10. PHOTOGRAPHY: "Clingendael Collection," Robert Campbell


Selections from Telicom Vol. 33, No. 3,
Third-Quarter/Fabulous Fiction Issue, Jul-Sep 2021


(Cover artwork: “Just Zeros and Ones,” by Nicole Erbsen, 2021)

1. PUZZLE: "Nested Sphere and Cubes," by Gary S. Flom

2. PUZZLE: “Triangleplicatio,” by Gary S. Flom
 
3. ACES: “Unconventional AI/ML Systems for the Biomedical Sciences," by Thomas Chittenden

4. ACES: "On Approximating Pi," by John Boyer

5. ACES: "Changing the World with Jumpulse," by Benjamin Li

6. FICTION STORY: "Faster Than Right," by Shawn Fluhr

7. FICTION STORY: "Decision on Primince," by Bob Mayer

8. ART: "Darkened Flats," by Carol Bernard

9. POETRY: "Thinking," by Allan Stefl

10. POETRY: "Two-Edged Sword," by Filipe Palma

11. PHOTOGRAPHY: "Cherry-Blossom Road," by Tatsuhiko Ogata

12. PHOTOGRAPHY: "Atlantic City, NJ, with Telephoto from the Balcony," by Stephen Levin


Selections from Telicom Vol. 33, No. 2,
Second-Quarter Issue, Apr-Jun 2021


(Cover photograph: “Creative Genius,” by Rayona Eben, 2021)

1. PUZZLE: "Trivia Time," by Bruce Holland

2. PUZZLE: “Visual Puzzle 2,” by Phillip Power
 
3. ACES: “Needed: Knowledge About Gifted Adults,” by Noks Nauta

4. ACES: "Notes on MOND," by Robert McKnight

5. ACES: "Decentralizing Servers and the Internet to Avoid Being 'Canceled,'" by Harish Vallury

6. POETRY: "On Doing Nothing on a Quiet Afternoon," by Hugh Brown

7. POETRY: "Soul Dive," by Jeremy Wolff

8. POETRY: "Lonely," by Jeremy Wolff

9. POETRY: "The Question," by Jeremy Wolff

10. PHOTOGRAPHY: "Beauty Everywhere 1," by Mark Rider

11. PHOTOGRAPHY: "Beauty Everywhere 2," by Mark Rider

12. PHOTOGRAPHY: "Beauty Everywhere 3," by Mark Rider

Selections from Telicom Vol. 33, No. 1,
First-Quarter Issue, Jan-Mar 2021


(Cover artwork: “Outside the Box—and Beyond,” by Kathy Kendrick)

1. PUZZLE: “Unusual Date,” by Gary S. Flom
 
2. PUZZLE: “Geometric Puzzle,” by Gary S. Flom
 
3. ACES: “On the Science and Mathematics of Color Perception,” by John Boyer
 
4. ACES: “Our Quirky Mother Tongue,” by Robert McKnight
 
5. ART: “Quo Vadis Series,” by Kate Jones
 
6. POETRY: “Infinity,” by Jo Christopher Resquites
 
7. POETRY: “Reality,” by Jo Christopher Resquites
 
8. POETRY: “Madrigal,” by William Smith
 
9. POETRY: “Madness in the Rain,” by Rickard Sagirbay
 
10. PHOTOGRAPHY: “Eikando in the Early Autumn,” by Tatsuhiko Ogata
 
11. PHOTOGRAPHY: “The Caps Bursting in Air,” by Phillip Power
 
12. PHOTOGRAPHY: “Radagast,” by Phillip Power

Selections from Telicom Vol. 32, No. 4,
Fourth-Quarter Issue, Oct-Dec 2020


(Cover photograph: “The Dowager Countess,” by Phillip Power)

1. PUZZLE: “Trivia Time,” by Bruce Holland

2. PUZZLE: “Covert ISPE,” by Gary S. Flom
 
3. ACES: “Our Animal Roots,” by Kate Jones
 
4. ACES: “A Review of James Richard Hansen’s Words To Breathe By,” by Kathy Kendrick
 
5. ART: “Forest Fantasy,” by Jerry Zabel
 
6. ART: “New Beginning,” by Carol Bernard
 
7. POETRY: “Liquid Love,” by James Richard Hansen
 
8. POETRY: “161 West 4th Street,” by Gary Tillery
 
9. POETRY: “Wonder,” by Jim Hrbek
 
10. PROSE: “A Place to Grow: A Collection of Science Microfiction,” by Alon Deutsch
 
11. PHOTOGRAPHY: “Fantastic Space,” by Tatsuhiko Ogata
 
12. PHOTOGRAPHY: “Strait of Bonifacio,” by Jürgen Winterberg

Selections from Telicom Vol. 32, No. 3,
Third-Quarter/Fabulous Fiction Issue, Jul-Sep 2020


(Cover photograph: “Levitate,” by Ashley Reed)
 
1. FICTION STORY: “Fright Night,” by Arturo Escorza Pedraza
 
2. FICTION STORY: “Searching for 518,” by Ben Curtis
 
3. FICTION STORY: “Moose Mauler Finds His Calling,” by Robert McKnight
 
4. ACES: “Observatories on La Palma,” by Jürgen Winterberg
 
5. ACES: “A Paradigmatic Study of Thought,” by Kate Jones
 
6. ACES: “The Collective Choice of Global Lockdown,” by Don Rutherford Cardinal Johnson
 
7. ART: “Diane in Quarantine #1,” by Jerry Zabel
 
8. ART: “Girl in Scarf,” by Susan Stine
 
9. POETRY: “This is the Moment,” by Kate Jones
 
10. POETRY: “Tender,” by William Smith
 
11. POETRY: “Fourteen-Fifteen Was the Hour,” by Thomas Hally
 
12. PHOTOGRAPHY: “Ambrose,” by Phillip Power
 
13. PHOTOGRAPHY: “Bushcraft Sunset,” by Bill Barnett

Selections from Telicom Vol. 32, No. 2,
Second-Quarter Issue, Apr-Jun 2020

 
(Cover artwork: “The ISPE Logo: A 3D Interpretation on a Field of Gules,” by Arturo Escorza Pedraza)
 
1. PUZZLE: “Visual Puzzle,” by Phillip Power
 
2. ACES: “Prelude to Insanity,” by Greg Grove
 
3. ACES: “Why Is There a Universe?” by Robert McKnight
 
4. ART: “Zen Salamander Pin/Pendant” by Susan Stine
 
5. ART: “Earth Girls,” by Susan Stine
 
6. ART: “Nikola Tesla: The Serbian Thunder God,” by Arturo Escorza Pedraza
 
7. POETRY: “Tinker Bell in Hell,” by Gary Tillery
 
8. POETRY: “Soaring,” by James Richard Hansen
 
9. PHOTOGRAPHY: “Mt. Fuji Seen from the Sky,” by Takao Shiotsuki
 
10. PHOTOGRAPHY: “Eastern Bluebird,” 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

Selections from Telicom Vol. 31, No. 5,
Fourth-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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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
 
9. QUARTERLY QUESTION: 4th Quarter
 
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. 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
 
6. QUARTERLY QUESTION: 3rd Quarter

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
 
8: QUARTERLY QUESTION: 2nd Quarter

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