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Where you can taste the delicacies of photos from around the world, visiting exciting locations through my eyes, and, learn about health physics and radiation protection. Enjoy your visit and the experience!!

Radiation Badges: Check Your Radiation Exposure from any internet connected computer, any time, anywhere, Interviewed by Vikki Vargas, NBC Channel 4, Los Angeles, March 23, 2011

Picture from Global Dosimetry Solutions website, July 2004

Incline Village - Lake Tahoe, CA - April 20, 2001

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Dubrovnik, Cavtat & Zagreb, Croatia - May 18 - 26, 2001

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Taiwan - February 15 - 26, 2001

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Geneva Switzerland - Bern Switzerland - Divonne France - August 23 - 31, 2002

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Brussels, Belgium - September 20 - 27, 2002

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Anza-Borrego Desert State Park May 6, 2000

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Hiroshima, Japan

Picture pages from IRPA 10 Hiroshima, Miyajima Island, Osaka, Okayama, Kurashiki, Kyoto and Nara
May 11 - 28, 2000

Picture pages from Tokyo, Kamakura, Sukura, Mito, Oarai
March 25 - April 4, 2004

Picture pages from Tokyo and Shibamata Taishaku-ten
September 25 - October 3, 2004

Scroll down for complete International and USA Picture Pages

dance like no one's watching

We convince ourselves that life will be better after
we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are
frustrated that the kids aren't old enough and we'll
be more content when they are. After that, we're
frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. We will
certainly be happy when they are out of that stage.
We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our
spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a nicer
car, are able to go on a nice vacation, when we retire.
The truth is, there's no better time to be happy than
right now. If not now, when?

Your life will always be filled with challenges. It's
best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy
anyway. One of my favorite quotes comes from Dr. Marc
Barsouna. He said, "For a long time it had seemed to me
that life was about to begin - real life. But there
was always some obstacle in the way, something to be
gotten through first, some unfinished business, time
still to be served, or a debt to be paid. Then life
would begin. At last it dawned on me that these
obstacles were my life".

This perspective has helped me to see that there is no
way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So, treasure
every moment that you have and treasure it more because
you shared it with someone special, special enough
to spend your time...and remember that time waits for no one.

So, stop waiting until you finish school,
until you go back to school,
until you lose ten pounds, until you gain ten pounds,
until you have kids, until your kids leave the house,
until you start work, until you retire,
until you get married, until you get divorced,
until Friday night, until Sunday morning,
until you get a new car or home,
until your car or home is paid off,
until spring, until summer, until fall, until winter,
until you are off welfare,
until the first or fifteenth,
until your song comes on,
until you've had a drink, until you've sobered up,
until you die, until you are born again
to decide that there is no better time than right now to be happy.

Happiness is a journey, not a destination.
Thought for the day:
Work like you don't need money,
Love like you've never been hurt,
And dance like no one's watching.

In Memory of my father, Lester J Perle

~~ Professional Information ~~

On September 30, 2003, ICN Worldwide Dosimetry Service was purchased by American Capital Strategies, LTD. A new company, Global Dosimetry Solutions, Inc., was formed, integrated into a Division of Mirion Technologies, Mirion Technologies, Inc., December 2005. Prior to being appointed President of the Dosimetry Services Division, May 2007, I held the position of Senior Vice President, Technical Operations.

I had been employed by Florida Power and Light Company, Nuclear Division, located in Juno Beach, FL., from September 8, 1975 until September 15, 1996, Supervisor Health Physics, Corporate Health Physics Department. You can find some information on all U.S. nuclear facilities by clicking here Nuclear Energy Institute.

My specific accountabilities included the external monitoring program, TLD dosimetry processing lab, the health physics information systems programs (corporate and site), ALARA program (radiation dose reduction program), emergency planning support (Health Physics Manager, providing technical information and briefings to governmental and the media regarding off-site dose projections and associated radiation risks) and radiation protection support to FPL management on regulatory issues, program development and radiation protection assessments, and responsible for tracking the health physics budget, providing O&M cost justification to the State's Public Service Commission on public safety issues.

Between 1987 and Dec. 1989, I was the Nuclear Division Lead Quality Facilitator, participating in the development of documentation which led to the awarding of the Deming prize to Florida Power & Light Company in November 1989. Developed the nuclear Quality Management System and associated processes. Coordinated the department's Policy Deployment, Quality In Daily Work, and Team activities. Represented the Nuclear Division on a study mission to Japan to observe quality management processes.

I worked for the State of Florida, Department of Health and Rehabilitative Services, Florida Division of Health, located in Miami, Florida, from Sept. 1971 to Sept. 1975, as Supervisor Radiological Health. I was responsible for the management of the state's inspection program for Radioactive Materials Licenses, Ionizing Radiation Machines, Non-ionizing Radiation Machines, facilities shielding programs, emergency response activities and environmental monitoring (Dade County, Florida).

I have been a member of the Health Physics Society since 1973 and am the Chair, Standards Committee (July 2003 through July 2014); ANSI N13, N42 and N43 Committees; Symposia Committee (July 2000 through July 2003); ANSI N13.32 Working Group; ANSI N13.11 Working Group; ANSI N13.52 Working Group; Chair, Electronic Media Committee (November 2002 - July 2003) and ANSI Accreditation Ad Hoc Committee (July 2003 - July 2004).

I am a Deputy Advisor, ISO/TC85/SC2, US Nuclear Technical Advisory Group (NTAG), and member on WG 17 (Radioactivity Measurements) and WG 19 (Dosimeters for external personal dosimetry).

I was a member on the Nuclear Energy Institute Radiation Protection and Recordkeeping Task Force and the Advisory Task Force on Transition to PADS (Personnel Access Database System).

I am a past president and executive board member Southern California Chapter Health Physics Society.

I was elected to the Executive Committee, Council on Ionizing Radiation and Measurements CIRMS October 2004.

I am a consultant with the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) as a Technical Expert, NVLAP Assessor, Ionizing Radiation Dosimetry. Ionizing radiation is defined as radiation sufficiently energetic to dislodge electrons from an atom. Ionizing radiation includes x and gamma radiation, electrons (beta radiation), alpha particles (helium nuclei), and heavier charge atomic nuclei. Neutrons ionize indirectly by colliding with atomic nuclei.

I am a member on the NCRP National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements Corporate Sponsor Resources Development Committee.

ONLY AN OCEAN AWAY

Sarah Brightman
From her Eden Concert & Album

I see a shadow
every day and night.
I walk a hundred streets
of neon lights,
only when I'm crying.
Can you hear me crying.

So many times
you always wanted more,
chasing illusions
that you're longing for.
Wish I wasn't crying.
Can you hear me crying.

There's an ocean between us.
You know where to find me.
You reach out and touch me.
I feel you in my own heart.
More than a lifetime.
Still goes on forever.
But it helps to remember
you're only an ocean away.

Was there a moment
when I felt no pain.
I want to feel it in my life again.
Let it be over now.
Oh Oh over now.
Cause I remember
all the days and nights
we used to walk the streets
of neon lights
Oh I want you here with me.
Oh be here with me.

There's an ocean between us.
You know where to find me.
You reach out and touch me.
I feel you in my own heart.
More than a lifetime
still, goes on forever.
But I'll always remember
you're only an ocean away.

~~ Personal Information~~

My wife and I lived in Foothill Ranch, CA. with our companion, a long haired Peruvian Guinea Pig, named Grayson, a gift given to me on Christmas Eve, 1997 by my wife, during one of her visits to California, prior to her moving here from our home in Florida in December 2000. He was so named since he looks a lot like me, with respect to the beard anyway. The idea was that he would provide companionship, reduce loneliness, reduce stress and be a calming factor. It didn't work! He's very human like, in that unless he needs something, he ignores me, and is quite indifferent. If I am eating something he'll crawl up on my lap to see if there is anything that he wants. Other than that, I might as well be dead, for all he cares. The ultimate irony .. I have to spend an exorbinant amount of time prepping his room and food supply, when I leave on one of my many trips! So much for companionship! The poor chap was sent to FL for safekeeping, September 1999 where he could can play with my son's 2 other Guinea Pigs. Grayson was once again "smuggled" into CA during the December 2000 plane ride!

Sad to note that Grayson "passed on" August 1, 2003. Grayson will be missed. We have now adopted a new "piggie" May 2004, another Peruvian Silkie, but reddish brown. She remains without a name, and we simply call her "liitle girl"! Due to significant traveling, we gave the "little girl" to a family who could take care of her.

Foothill Ranch is as the name implies, up in the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains. It borders Mission Viejo, and is within 30 minutes from Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Irvine, San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente. I'm only an hour or so from San Diego or Los Angeles. The area we lived in backs up to the Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park, where I enjoy hiking whenever I can. We now live in Lake Mission Viejo, CA and Mission Viejo Painted Trails.

Our older son is 36 and is an attorney, graduate of the University of North Carolina Law School. Our younger son is 32, and graduated from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, with a degree in communications and a degree in political science, and is a Senior Communications Coordinator with PETA.

My life is immersed in either working or traveling, as part of my job. Since I rarely sleep much, it wouldn't be all that unusual to find me on-line at odd hours in the early morning hours, responding to E-Mails. Our free time is spent either boating, driving down to Dana Point Marina or Laguna Beach, and walking along the coast and cliffs that overlook the Pacific, hiking, driving to the desert or taking 4X4 drives up into the mountains, especially up to Santiago Peak (5,760'), which I have pictures in the Whiting Picture Page, located below. I also enjoy distributing nuclear related news to more than 5,000 members currently, and responding to Radsafe postings. Radsafe has been a tremendous vehicle to impart news and knowledge transfer to the nuclear community, and I have met a significant number of individuals, due to this communication forum.

You will note many picture pages below, that chronicle various times within my life over the past 10 years. Buying a digital camera has facilitated timely display of the places I travel to, or, reflect my days of hiking, boating, etc.

This Website is a means to express one's self, but as in life, in the bigger scope of things, it is as meaningless and offers only a fleeting look into one's world. The computer emulates life, in that it allows one to create on a whim, as well as to terminate on a whim.

This is a letter of appreciation forwarded to several esteemed Japanese and Taiwanese colleagues on March 6, 2000 after the Tokaimura nuclear accident:

Dear sirs:

The captioned information was provided by Dr Sandy Perle, Director Technical, ICN Worldwide Dosimetry Division, ICN Biomedicals, Inc., USA, for your reference. If you want to know more further details, please contact Dr Perle directly.

Meanwhile, we, all the people of Taiwan, would like to express our deepest thanks to Dr Perle's concerning on Tokaimura's nuclear accident problems, etc.

With my personal best regards,

Yours sincerely,

Sam Hsu
Secretary General
Radiation Safety and Protection Association Taiwan
Radiation Victims' Association Taiwan
Advisor Radiation Health Care center, Taipei, Taiwan
Tel. 001-886-2-2713-6180, Fax. 001-886-2-2719-0266
GSM: 0938-216-029
Taipei, TAIWAN Email: a6180@ms3.hinet.net

In memory of my father, a unique, caring and loving individual. Rest peacefully, for you will always be with us

Lester Jacob Perle of North Miami passed away Fri. Oct. 31, 1997. He was born March 28, 1914 in North Bergen, New Jersey. He was a graduate of Rutgers Univ. with a state teachers degree-education, John Marshall Law School-with a LLB degree, and Georgetown School of Foreign Service. He was in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence during W.W.II and was involved in the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bomb mission with the U.S. Intelligence. He also practiced law for the U.S. Federal Gov't., taught college mathematics and was a builder developer in Ft. Lauderdale, Pompano Beach and Puerto Rico. He sold his construction business in 1972 to Pulte Homes which was the second largest builder in the U.S. and stayed on as President for 13 years then opened his own building and development company until he retired in 1993. He is survived by his wife Bobby Perle, children Sandy (Nancy) Perle, Hank (Andrea) Perle, Andy Perle, Eric (Holly) Perle. Grandchildren Scott (Pamela) Perle, David Perle, Garrett Perle, Jonathan Perle, Meagan Perle, and Chad Perle. Sisters Anne Perle Silik and Betty Perle.


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