Category Archives: Transportation

Pondering Safety

I watched another old video about the construction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge this week because it came up in the YouTube algorithm twice in one day. This particular film focused on the placement and spinning of the massive … Continue reading

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Strength Through Integrity

Several years ago, the stretch of U.S. Highway 81 that goes through my town had just been repaved with new concrete. Within a month that summer, the new pavement began disintegrating and crumbling into chunks and rubble. The street had … Continue reading

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Car Care Month 2023

I had a passing thought about replacing my 23-year-old car the other day. A few moments later, I laughed off the notion because there is nothing major broken on it. It is the most dependable car I’ve ever owned so … Continue reading

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Engineers I’ve Known

Besides my father, I’ve had the pleasure of knowing several engineers. There were dad’s civil engineering colleagues at the Nebraska Department of Roads; the broadcast engineers at the radio stations where I’ve worked; two electronics engineers at Hewlett-Packard; and my … Continue reading

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Remembrance For Road Traffic Victims

Yesterday I observed the World Day of Remembrance for Road Victims with a special meditation on suffering. The unofficial holiday began as a European Federation of Road Traffic Victims in 1995. A decade later, the Remembrance was adopted by the … Continue reading

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Revisiting An Old Hobby

An old junior high buddy contacted me on Facebook this month after being separated from each other for several decades. Gary and I used to hang out at Irvingdale Park in Lincoln, Nebraska during summer school breaks and at each … Continue reading

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The Clipboard

The decades-old clipboard leaned against the old stereo equipment stand in my den. I had recently tucked a few reminders of what needed prompt attention–some Russian Cyrillic cursive practice, Russian vocabulary drills, and a “Human Rights Campaign” bumper sticker. (The … Continue reading

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