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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...

Waters of the United States (Update)

Friday, November 15, 2019
Since 2015, or perhaps a couple years prior, there has been a push (somewhat successful I might add) to redefine “waters of the U.S., as it relates to the Clean Water Act (Section 404), specifically wetland regulation and permitting, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (Section...

An Engineer in the Woods, Installment 24: Pets #4, Dogs 3&4, Pretty & Candy

Friday, November 1, 2019
“Pretty” (after a bath)                              &             ...