The Hamilton Minute Archives

Stick with the Plan or Take the Opportunity? Life's Twists and Turns

Thursday, September 19, 2019
   Most of us have all been there – that time when your life plan isn’t working out and an opportunity knocks that would take you in another direction.  In the short-term, setbacks can be devastating but it can lead to an amazing journey where you look back and see how ...

An Engineer in the Woods, Installment 22: Pets #2; Dog 1, Ely

Tuesday, September 3, 2019
After a few months as kitty parents, the cat was still alive and appeared to be thriving.  Kristen and I were thinking in the back of our heads that someday we would become parents to small humans as well, though we’d never admit it.  Bentley the cat had become easy to raise, but...

What Distinguishes Your Community?

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...

An Engineer in the Woods, Installment 21: Pets #1; Cat 1, Bentley

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...

Another critter story

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 ...