We have just passed the ninth anniversary of the world's worst peacetime oil spill and the effects are still being felt. When the Deepwater Horizon drilling unit suffered a catastrophic blowout and explosion in April of 2010, it devastated an area that was still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Katrina two years before. Peter … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 14
This was a chance to indulge my inner Broadway and general music geekiness. As someone who spent a number of years in music lessons as well as having a heavy rotation of music courses through High School, I've been a fan of good music (at least in my opinion) since a young age. I try … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 13
I'll be honest, I had some high hopes for this series as the premise certainly seemed unique and creative. I should have known not to get my hopes up. The Colony Mars trilogy (which has now been joined by a fourth book) revolves around Dr. Jann Malbec, a reluctant astronaut who is sent to Mars … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 12
It has become blatantly obvious to me that I am falling behind in my quest to read a book per week. So, I've decided to take the week out of the title and just stick with the book...feels more productive that way! Today's book is a delightful romp through the ways in which the electrical … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 11
Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com One of my core beliefs is that if something is worth doing, it is worth doing right...the first time. As a result, I sometimes struggle with my self-imposed deadlines for having posts up, as I talked about in an earlier post. I'm not a believer in posting just for the … Continue reading High Quality
I - like many people - have a busy life. I work a full-time job while I'm working to build a consulting business from the ground up, and I try to be a good husband and father at the same time. Oh, and did I mention that we get possession of a new house in … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 10Ordering my Life
I'm not sure that this post will do justice to this incredible book. It's not often that you stumble across a life-changing book like this one, especially when you order it off the internet instead of getting it from the bookstore. Frankly, I just thought that the title sounded interesting, so I added it to … Continue reading 52 Weeks, 52 Books – Book 9
It's the paradox of inclusion, if we are going to be truly inclusive then we have to actively exclude people with certain beliefs.
If you are an Emergency Manager and you cannot, with all your heart, believe that each and every person is as valuable as any other, then please reconsider your vocation.
Hot Chocolate and a good book...ahhhhhh When you're working a job and-a-half, trying to be a good father and husband, and just trying to keep all of the balls in the air, sometimes you need a break. Tonight is that night for me. I had grand intentions to write more of my book, maybe schedule … Continue reading Downtime