Richard Bonomo's Homepage.
This picture, taken in January or February of 1996, was my
official campaign portrait. For some strange reason I wound up running for
the Dane County Board of Supervisors (the county legislature). The election
was March 19th, and I got thoroughly beaten, but that was not especially
surprising under the circumstances.
I am not sure why you would want to see it,
but for those who have nothing better to do, here it is!
Richard L. R. Bonomo
Research groups or development teams I am or have been involved with
are (in reverse chronological order):
- The Space Astronomy Laboratory, Prof.
Eric Wilcots, director, where I am the unix (& other) systems and network
manager, systems programmer, and an electrical engineer.
- The Powertrain Control Research
Laboratory, Prof. John J. Moskwa, director, where I worked as
a part-time engineeer.
- The Microwave Research Laboratory,
Ronald J. Vernon, director, where
I worked as a part-time engineer.
- Team Paradigm,
the University of Wisconsin Hybrid Electric Vehicle team.
- The Torsatron-Stellarator Laboratory, directed by J.L. Shohet during my long tenure
with the laboratory as a graduate student, which is now home to the cutting-edge
Helically Symmetric eXperiment.
The Laboratory is now known as the "HSX Plasma Laboratory" is is directed
by David Anderson.
University organizations I am or was involved with or to which I
have connections include:
- The Chi-Rho Association , a
university organization serving students,
faculty, and staff who worship at off-campus Roman Catholic Churches. I am
the official advisor to this organization, which serves as an information funnel
more than anything else.
- The Badger Amateur Radio
Society (club call -- W9YT, my call -- WB2WXH)
- Theta Tau Fraternity -- a professional engineering fraternity to which I
belong. I am actually a member of the -- currently defunct -- chapter (Delta chapter)
at Case Institute of Technology, in Cleveland, Ohio. Theta Tau on the UW -- Madison
campus is abley represented by Xi chapter.
- The German Breakfast Association, a rather informal group that meets
on Friday mornings at 0800, usually at Sun Print on State Street. It consists
of Germans, others who are German speakers, and people like me who know a
little German and are trying to get some practice in the hopes of at least
regaining what once was posessed.
- The Slavic Choir, a musical ensemble which was (is?) run by Prof. Lydia
Kaleida (I must check the spelling) of the Slavic Languages department.
I belonged to this during my first semster of graduate school -- many, many moons
Off-campus organizations I am or have been involved with include:
- My home: The house I live in I also
had run as an informal student residence
for men. This turned out to be a rather big focus of my life! We maintained
a "family style" atmosphere in a Catholic household while it was running as such.
- The Holy Redeemer Parish Choir: We sing at 0900 Mass at Holy Redeemer Catholic
Church nearly every Sunday of the calendar year.
- Computers to Help Peolple, Inc.: This organization is devoted to applying
computer technology to help the handicapped,and to employing the handicapped and
disabled. My connection: I am one of the founding members of the board, though
not currently active. At last report (mid 2006) the organization was closing.
- The Civil Air Patrol: I was active in the Madison Senior Squadron for a
number of years, including a few years as squadron commander.
Homepages of Friends and Family
The count, for what it is worth, and if it is
working: (since when, I am not sure, since I do not
really know when these counters get updated....My best guess is sometime in
It dawned on me some time ago that access to the "Web" finally gives me an outlet
for all those unpublished letters to the editor, opinion columns, and literary
what-not that I have around. So, here, I think will go the links to those
documents as I VERY slowly get around to posting them.
- Catholics at UW -- A Perspective
This is an opinion piece that I decided to write early in the Fall of 1997. It
took shape slowly, and was submitted to the Badger Herald. It had to be very
much shortened to meet the space restrictions in the Herald. If did get printed,
and will have been the first time a religion-related piece of mine will have
been published, aside, perhaps, from a letter to the editor somewhere. Beware
that this piece may change from time to time.
- Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research at U.W. Madison
is a response to a column published in the Wisconsin State Journal by R. Seely, who is a regular
contributor. In his article he laments the opposition to this particular line of research in a
dismissive fashion. This is a response to that column of February 8, 2001.
- My off-campus opinion page.
I recently erected this off-campus site to post items that
may not be appropriate for a U.W. page because of political or other partisan
comment, or because some commentary is completely unrelated to U.W. life.
(This page was recently moved to this location after having been located
at pagerealm.com for a very short time. Pagerealm just disappeared without
warning or explanation!)
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Richard Bonomo /
Originally posted Thu Oct 5 11:24:32 CDT 1995.
Last modified 29 August 2006.