2020 has been one of the most unpredictable years in many generations, and there is more uncertainty ahead. Will public schools open in the fall? How will parents deal with children staying at home and learning online when their work situations are hanging in the balance? Will the COVID-19 virus continue unabated or will it begin to diminish? Will the people of the USA reach herd immunity? […]
I have been guilty of making an abundance of wrong turns in my life. Duh! I am, after all, a man. You are well acquainted with the stereotype, men do not ask for directions, we crank the car and we DRIVE! Thankfully I have never made a wrong turn like the one depicted in the image above, or one driver’s missed turn recorded on Youtube here. […]
Following an email exchange with a group of leaders yesterday, one member responded, “We need to reboot 2020, this version has a virus.” This year to date has been filled with optimism, pessimism, confusion, frustration, grief, racial tension, racial reconciliation, lament, and more. From a highly contagious virus, to an economic shutdown, to horrific losses of life, to peaceful protests, to riots accompanied by property destruction and […]
Thankfully, train derailments are not a part of daily life. Those considered minor result in destruction of property, disruption of the operation of the railroad and the schedules of a vast number of people. Major derailments may be catastrophic. The three top causes of derailments are negligence, human error, and reckless actions of pedestrians and drivers. The top three causes of train wrecks/derailments are all based in […]
Chances are, if you are a fan of NASCAR or the Indy Racing League (IRL), you know what safer barriers are. The Steel And Foam Energy Reduction (SAFER) barrier was designed by a team of engineers in collaboration with NASCAR and the IRL. These barriers are designed to absorb the dynamic energy that is released when a race car, traveling at a high speed, crashes into a […]
Have the cheaper gas prices been a welcome sight? Sure.
Those of us old enough to remember gasoline prices under 30 CENTS per gallon (yes…we are now seasoned citizens) also remember the oil embargo of 1973 that caused price increases and lines at the gas pump. We also remember the oil crisis of 1979 which resulted in shortages around the world, prices doubling overnight, gasoline stations not having […]