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Thursday, August 15, 2019
Recently I went through a job change as the company downsized and my position was eliminated. As that door closed another opened but that is another story for another time. The transition gave me the opportunity to meet and interview with several municipalities. As a professiona...Thursday, August 1, 2019
Welcome back to the Woods! After 7 months of trying to explain complex engineering topics “simply” I’m back to telling stories (with a little engineering thrown in here and there).
A regular reader (one of the three), told me several months ago that he really likes the...Monday, July 15, 2019
Howard has shared a number of “critter” stories on this blog. I have been working with him for over 20 years and I think his bad luck has rubbed off on me.
In early April, I was outside thinking it was a great time to start the spring clean-up of my yard. I was on the ...Monday, July 1, 2019
I find that I have struggled with each of the topics of the “Why” series simply because I’m an engineer and, as a non-engineer client recently told me, “Engineers think ‘differently’”. I need to know how EVERYTHING works so, consequently, I see an ...Friday, June 14, 2019
As much as is possible, engineering is the study of what is. In a time when opinion can be elevated to truth and social media confirms all our fears, people are as prone as ever disregard facts for opinions. Good engineering demands we pay attention to the facts and then make a careful judgement on ...