Monthly Archives: November 2011

Making a Lasting Impression

As part of a final senior project, I was required to make a written report developing automobile safety features. Easy enough, surprisingly, a few reference books from Volvo, the leader in automobile design at that time, provided the fodder for … Continue reading

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Free Coffee to Anyone Who Reads This

Who needs a primer on how to improve readership to a blog? With this one simple statement, I expect an avalanche of readers. One of my favorite mentors, Larry, turned me on to this trick many years ago. He related … Continue reading

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Working Hard for the Money

I would imagine most people envision an engineer at work behind a desk and in front of a computer screen all day long. Maybe there are some office jockeys who are able to get by like that, but it’s not … Continue reading

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Defining WINNING

I volunteered yesterday to assist judging the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Lego League’s Oklahoma City regional competition. I took on the Core Values judging of ten of the twenty-two teams. The task involved putting blindfolds … Continue reading

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Convincing Steve I’m on His Side

There are co-workers you love, some you like and then there are the rest of them. I posted a couple of blogs about my friend, Frank. With a little work, we became good friends. But there have been others that … Continue reading

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Oklahoma’s Number Ones

As most of the nation knows by now, Oklahoma had its largest earthquake ever shake us out of bed last night. ABC World News Sunday evening made a point in noting our weather related number ones for the state for … Continue reading

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Working the Other Side of the Rope

I’ve worked in the aerospace field for twenty years and I’m often asked if I’ve been able to fly on any of the aircraft I work on. Well, the short answer is ‘No’. The US Air Force owns most of … Continue reading

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