Tag: Electrician

The fall of the Berlin Wall makes for nice pictures. But it all started in the shipyards.
—Lech Walesa, former shipyard electrician, leader of the Solidarity movement, and eventual President of Poland

Party On

No! No, no, no, no, noooooo! My heart was racing and all I could do was exhale. Why me? Why today? I took a deep breath, hurried to the elevator lobby and pushed the down button. The doors opened right away and I stepped inside for a ride that I did not want to take. 

Lights On, Lights Off

In 1973 I had a year’s experience as a Journeyman Electrician after completing 4 years of apprenticeship. I was on a job in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida with a man named Ed, who was from St. Louis, Missouri. At lunchtime it was customary for the crew to tell stories of days-gone-by and one day Ed told…

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…

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