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Aliens Among Us: A Tribute to Engineers

December 23, 2010
I’ve been thinking a lot about engineers lately and concluded they must be alien beings. For reasons I do not understand, God sent these advanced life forms to earth to keep people like me from mass chaos. There must be an engineering angel whose job is to keep us from self-destruction.
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An International Trade-off in Comfort

December 23, 2010
For Thanksgiving last month, I decided to forego the usual turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie for sushi and other Japanese delicacies. Instead of sitting at home with the family, I spent the holiday visiting friends who are living in Nagoya for a year.
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You Should Definitely YouTube

December 16, 2010
Have you been on YouTube yet? Why not? For quite a few reasons it is one of my favorite sites. One, I find that I am no longer required to read instruction manuals; someone has already made an instructional video for me.
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Could Health Care Costs Derail a 2011 Construction Comeback?

December 1, 2010
I’ve been feeling pretty good about 2011. There are several signs the economy is rebounding. Many construction-related firms throughout the supply chain have indicated they are gradually climbing out of their respective holes.
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Use Space Heater to Zone A Home?

November 30, 2010
Flipping channels late one night, I found the solution to all my heating problems; at least that is what Richard Karn, a.k.a. Al Borland, and Bob Vila wanted me to think. Together the two took me on a 20 minute adventure as to why I should invest in an EdenPure Heater.
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Picture Worth Some Cringes

November 24, 2010
As I was working on an end of year 2010 story about possible HFC refrigerant mandates, I remembered that many years ago when I was working on the old, now defunct RSC Magazine I was doing a story on the phase out of CFCs under the Montreal Protocol mandates.
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Let the Legislative Guessing Games Begin

November 18, 2010
If you’ve been living under a rock to avoid the hopeful candidates who were flooding your mailbox and answering machine with political ads, it’s now safe to come out. Take a deep breath and let it out - the midterm elections are over.
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Don't Ask What You Don't Want to Know

November 10, 2010
The votes are in and it’s decided; a majority of the nation is not too happy with the changes made by the White House thus far and they are hoping the large number of Republicans recently voted in will make them happier.
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Changes In Climate And Construction

November 3, 2010
Whether or not you believe in global warming or any other such predictions, here’s the truth: More and more folks are accepting it.
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Sharing the American Dream with Illegal Immigrants

November 3, 2010
Whenever pro-amnesty groups would claim we need illegal immigrants to do the work U.S. citizens do not want to do, my blood would boil.

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