A Quick Meeting Prior to the Preliminary Meeting...

We all know that it takes a really good meeting to be better than no meeting at all.  This guy is definitely not one of us!

A few years ago, I came across the book "Death by Meeting" by Patrick Lencioni and had to buy it.  I can't remember a thing the book said, but the title was irresistable.

Credit for this cartoon idea goes to Brent Bauman, Architectural Project Manager at Pulte Group Southern California Division.

Where'd I Leave My Glasses?


I never thought this would be me...  Funny how life surprises you as you get older. When my kids were younger, I could blame them for misplacing whatever it was I was looking for. Most of the time they had nothing to do with it. Now that the kids are all moved out, I'm resigned to accept the fact that it's my own fault.

Credit for this one comes from Doug Evans, PE who came up with the idea.  Doug's email:
"For years, I wondered why something I knew I had and was searching all over the place for was always in the last place I looked.  I finally figured it out.  Once I find it, I ain't stupid enough to continue looking for it.  Well, even an engineer can be a little slow sometimes.  Just to prove myself wrong, one time I found what I was looking for and continued looking for it."

Delta 4

Maybe this is how it was done?  ...seems plausible to me.

I'm no expert on this, but from what I've been able to observe, the vast majority of the human race appear to be a Delta 3 model.  I do know one or two people who I suspect of being a Delta 1 or Delta 2.  It seems only a select few have advanced to Delta 4.

Who's Fault Is It?


Am I the only one who's seen this?

Construction is a tough business. No design is ever perfect and no building is ever perfectly built. Most of the time everyone understands this and the design and construction teams cooperate and get the job done.  But occasionally, when stuff goes wrong, fingers start to point - usually at whoever's not in the room.

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Years 'Til Retirement

The average age most Americans think they'll retire is now 66 and moving up.  Sometimes I wonder if this guy might be me one day!  Good thing I love what I do.  Let's hope by then there are self-driving autonomous wheel chairs.

Cider Security Expert



It's all over the news. We need more cyber security! Russians hack DNC emails. A billion Yahoo accounts are compromised. Hundreds of hackers crammed in sweat shops working for nation states, terrorist groups and crime syndicates. It's like a war.

... and we need a no-nonsense guy like this to protect us.