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Women's History Month

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Recognizing those who helped us get here! Though I am a week or so overdue for the celebration of Women’s History Month, I need to post a big “thank you” to Shirley Morse Hamilton, co-founder of the civil engineering firm that has become Hamilton Consulting Engineers, Inc. today...

Apples and Trees

Wednesday, March 3, 2021
The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!     From, the meaning of this well-known phrase is that children take after their parents.     The first recorded use in the USA was by Ralph Waldo Emerson in 1839.      Versions of ...


Wednesday, February 3, 2021
    Be safe and have fun! I had another topic for this blog but driving home for lunch yesterday put me onto an entirely different track. The last blog was about safe driving and protecting the “family” of other drivers, construction workers, road maintenance crews –...

Safety on the road!

Monday, January 18, 2021
  Reference:    ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION  Zero Fatalities:  Safety is our No. 1 priority. We stand committed to reducing deaths on Illinois roads. The snowy, sleety weather outside as I write this blog bri...

An Engineer in the Woods, Installment 38: Growth of An Engineer; Part 2 – The House, and the Family Effect

Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Since this issue ends with a couple Christmas stories, I decided to publish it a week early.  May you have a beautiful Christmas!   I have had people read my home improvement and pet stories and say, “That’s not engineering.”  I disa...