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Friday, February 14, 2020
At our recent holiday gathering hosted by our company, we all had a wonderful moment spending time together. We were enjoying each other’s company while sharing good food and having good conversations. Topics of conversation ranged from what’s going on in each of our lives, plans for our...

An Engineer in the Woods, Installment 27: Pets #7; Dog 6, Birch

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
The story of our non-musical dog Birch. The Hamilton’s on the path to the dock on Moose Lake in Ely, Minnesota (~2011)  From left to right: Richard, Birch, Olive, some bearded fat guy, Kristen, Sean, Aileen (this is the desktop pic on my office and home computers) “Plainf...


Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  Synonyms – belief, conduct, conscience, integrity, morality, principles, decency, honesty, ideal, honor   Last Spring, I wrote a blog pertaining to the Johnstown Flood of 1889 and how it related to engineering ethics. I thought that I might touch on this subject again ...

An Engineer in the Woods, Installment 26: Pets#6; Dog 5, Birch #1

Thursday, January 2, 2020
              It seems like Aileen gets a lot of mentions in these pet stories, but she was the first and only, then the oldest and consequently she was more central to many of the pet stories than her younger sister Sean and youngest brother Richard.  A...

An Engineer in the Woods, Installment 25: Pets #5; Cat 2, Lizzy

Monday, December 2, 2019
  Dad, where did the chippies (chipmunks) go?”  All three of my children looked-up at me with round wondering eyes. Dad’s know EVERYTHING to 7, 5 and 4-year-olds.  Especially when Dad is an engineer.  I had several hypotheses, but none that I wanted to share with y...