“You are always learning; there is a lot of grey; don’t take things for granted.”

“You are always learning; there is a lot of grey; don’t take things for granted.”

title quote – Lisa Marie Presley Elvis Presley, according to what sounds like a really smart guy on Wikipedia, exploded onto the music scene in the 1950s with records that “contain the seeds of what rock & roll was, has been and most likely what it may foreseeably become.” Indeed, Presley was at the forefront […]

COVID-19 emphatically proves the necessity of hydrocarbons – we can do better but can’t do without

COVID-19 emphatically proves the necessity of hydrocarbons – we can do better but can’t do without

Social media has wandered a strange path in its short life. Initially, it was a wonder: Facebook enabled an infinitely better way for friends and family to keep in touch, or bands to connect with fans, or businesses to promote themselves, etc. Twitter was similar, but seemed pattered on Attention Deficit Disorder and introduced that […]

A great time to contemplate great times past and future

A great time to contemplate great times past and future

Is the world ending? For most of you, no. For the rest of us, it is a fascinating time. We are learning a lot about not just about cutting-edge handwashing techniques and how to properly disinfect a doorknob, we’re learning about our auto-pilot habits, our ability to entertain ourselves, and the value of our connections. […]

Human misery may spread like a virus itself as economic consequences unfold

Human misery may spread like a virus itself as economic consequences unfold

  In all the wide, wonderful, bizarre world of the internet, the last place I ever thought I’d find myself gravitating to in the morning is a global death-count one, updated every few hours. But then again few of us have ever lived through a pandemic of this magnitude before. The coronavirus itself is definitely […]

Corona-prepping? Toilet paper is the tip of the iceberg – a chilling reminder of our utter dependence on reliable distribution systems

Corona-prepping? Toilet paper is the tip of the iceberg – a chilling reminder of our utter dependence on reliable distribution systems

Toilet paper, hey? Who would have thought? In the event of an epidemic or pandemic or whatever it is that’s unfolding, who’d have thought that we’d run out of that first thing? The events of 2020 thus far are a sobering reminder of how we take for granted all the wonders of modern life. Yes, […]