Child Unit 2 Graduates! – Apr 2017

In the scheme of things, luck was the least significant contributor. Child Unit 2, otherwise known as our son Drew, just graduated Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech) with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering! He chose to stretch himself, put himself into a completely foreign environment over 1,100 miles away from home, in… Read More Child Unit 2 Graduates! – Apr 2017

3 Years Post Retirement – Mar 2017

Almost to the day for me, it has been 3 years since I (we) retired. Oh, how I miss those days of quarterly, monthly, weekly, daily, hourly forecasts… And who doesn’t love a well-placed flaming email distributed to the world.  After retirement, one is forced to forego the joys and luxury of business travel: cramped… Read More 3 Years Post Retirement – Mar 2017

Concrete Canoe (SC) – June 2015

Go Huskies! Our son Drew and the Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech) team participated in the National Concrete Canoe Competition this past weekend. Sponsored by the ASCE (American Association of Civil Engineers), the competition was hosted at Clemson University in Seneca, SC. Michigan Tech’s boat was named Talvi Sielu, which I am told means Winter… Read More Concrete Canoe (SC) – June 2015

Concrete Canoe (PA) – June 2014

The 2014 Concrete Canoe National competition was hosted at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown (UPJ), and the paddling competition was held at the Quemahoning Reservoir nearby, a beautiful venue. We were of course rooting for the Michigan Tech team since our son is on that team, but there were teams from all over the… Read More Concrete Canoe (PA) – June 2014

Concrete Canoe (IL) – June 2013

We made the trek to the University of Illinois Urbana to see our son Drew and the Concrete Canoe team from Michigan Tech. Awesome event! These kids design, build and decorate concrete canoes that have to float (duh) and perform out on the water. Really impressive! National finalists from far flung schools such as University… Read More Concrete Canoe (IL) – June 2013