Bill Coleman

Profile Updated: August 3, 2020
Homepage: easillc.com
Residing in: Redwood City, CA USA
Spouse's/partner's name: Robin Rae Crank
Children: Nathan, Aaron, Claire
Occupation: Environmental Management
If married, date of marriage:

27/08/1983

College:

University of New Mexico, University of Arkansas, UC Berkeley

What have you been up to since you graduated?

See more at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/wmgcoleman

My junior high school(s):

Richardson West

My elementary school(s):

Richland Elementary, Memphis TN

Favorite RHS teacher(s):

Carolyn Anderson, Ken Taylor, Abe Spangler and goofy Mr. Dillard

Favorite RHS extracurricular activity:

RHS Playhouse! Debate Team! Gemini Drive In Theater!

Favorite RHS memory or story:

Physics teacher Ken Taylor brought a brand new orange light laser to his classroom one day, something most of us had never seen way back in 1969. Mr. Taylor would let us stay after class and mess around with it. Junior Russ Howell had the great idea that we should use the classroom telescope to sight in the laser on the RHS-facing Gemini Theater screen right as the sun was going down. The laser was so crappy (by today's standards) the beam would spread across the entire screen between Taylor's upstairs classroom and the drive in theater. We sent Russ to the theater one evening to get a close-up look at what was going on. He telephoned from the snack counter to let us know it was time. We sighted in... Snap! the laser beam went on... The orange light covered the screen... Horns began to honk. Headlights blinked on and off. People were yelling.

Back at RHS we could only imagine what the theater manager and projector guy must have been going through. We were laughing so hard we knocked over the telescope. That was the end of that.

Until the next time, that is, when we realized we didn't need a telescope to spot the laser on the sidewalk in front of school. ...In front of people walking down the street.

That orange circle, the size of a quarter, would pace them in front. When they balked, asking themselves what the hell?, the light would stop too. When they turned around there it was again. There was no beam to the laser light, and no lights on inside RHS to suggest where the trouble was coming from. Just this strange, quarter sized spot of orange light on the sidewalk. Pacing them. Silently. Whichever direction they turned.

People would eventually freak and run off. Good thing the windows to Taylor's room were closed. Our hilarious laughing would have given us away.

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Now living in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Give me a ring or a text when you come to town, it would be great to reconnect! 415-706-6154. Or wmgcoleman@gmail.com.

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Aug 03, 2020 at 2:15 PM

Tricia had an alternate view of the world, a sharp wit and a great compassion for others.  Her talents were many including music and the visual arts.  So interesting to learn that she was behind the scenes with the cartoon character Barney.  May she rest in peace and find her way to another Great Adventure.

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Various U.S. project work, 1995 to now (2015). Putting this together for the business website surprised me. Lots of airplane time, lots of amazing places and people.
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Sorry I can't be with you people. You are all in my thoughts. Especially that girl Sandra...

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Oh yeah..? RHS '69.
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First environmental management job, Arkansas Power & Light Co., 1975.
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Memphis, 1957. Good grief.
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San Francisco's Blue Ball 2007. Celebrating Farallon Islands conservation. Sponsored by Heart of Green with carbon neutral donations by Planktos Inc. (team photo).
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Trouble for the world. Lake Tahoe, skiing with the college besties, 1980.
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Entertaining the troops. PG&E All Employee event 2013.
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Richardson West days 1965 (or so).
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Skiing Lake Tahoe -- Bill & Robin c. 1982.
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Interview for Tokyo TV, Cologne Germany 2007.
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Family photo 2011. Aaron Nathan Bill Claire Robin
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Entertaining the troops. PG&E All Employee event 2013.
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Global Footprint Network 2010.
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Carbon offsets for the 2007 Energy Utility Environmental Conference, Tucson.
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San Francisco's Blue Ball 2007. Celebrating Farallon Islands conservation. Sponsored by Heart of Green with carbon neutral donations by Planktos Inc. (team photo).
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Planktos' Weatherbird II arrives in Washington D.C., 2007. It's maiden voyage to sequester ocean carbon in the eastern Atlantic Ocean was only 3 months away.
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Interview for Tokyo TV, Cologne Germany 2007.
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