Category: Life

Lumps, bumps and triumphs along the Broad Highway

Life Before Google

Before Alta Vista, before Ask Jeeves, and before the founders of Google were born I learned to find information using Mrs. Fletcher’s Method. Mrs. Fletcher was my 3rd grade teacher and the person responsible for teaching me how to quench my thirst for knowledge through the Compton’s Pictured Encyclopedia, founded by Frank E. Compton, in 1922. For a 9-year-old kid It…

Workers Memorial Day 2012

According to the AFL-CIO, “Each and every day in this country, on average 12 workers die on the job as a result of workplace injuries – women and men who go to work, never to return home to their families and loved ones. In 2010, 4,500 workers lost their lives on the job, and another 50,000 died…

No Sounds of Silence

In 1973 I damaged my hearing and have lived with a constant ringing in my head. The proper term for this is Tinnitus and 50 million other Americans suffer from it too. Tinnitus is the #1 disability for today’s veterans and the bad news is that there is no cure. The American Tinnitus Association is working to…

The Eyes Have It

Four years ago I had cataract surgery on both eyes and at that time my surgeon suggested that I wear sunglasses with polarized lenses when I am outside during the day. She said that my blue eyes are more sensitive to the light rays reflected from below. My employer provides many articles of Personal Protective…

Huddle up

“There were once two races of Penguins who huddled together during windstorms— one who stood still and another who constantly moved around. The race of Penguins who just stood there died. Only the race of Penguins who moved around survived. The wind was cold, causing those on the outer rim of the huddle to freeze…

And so it begins…

I have started this Blog as a place to reminisce about my journey through life as a Union  Electrician and to discuss today’s challenges, while keeping an eye on the Future. My story starts out in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and follows me to the present day in San Francisco, California. Believe me when I say, I…