The Hamilton Minute Archives

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)                              &             ...

Handling the Unexpected

Monday, October 14, 2019
A few years ago, I had the opportunity to oversee a simple sidewalk project in the downtown of a small town. Nothing particularly noteworthy – just removing the old sidewalk and pouring new. The only challenge expected was how best to keep local businesses open, accessible, and safe while...

An Engineer in the Woods, Installment 23: Pets #3; Dog 2, Echo

Tuesday, October 1, 2019
For background you may wish to re-read my May 2018 blog. I was released from Silver Cross Hospital for Christmas in 1989. It was a coin-flip between a rehabilitation center and home nursing, but it was Christmas, so at my family’s urging the doctors agreed to let me go home for a trial....