A Pressure Gauge

A Pressure Gauge

A Pressure Gauge… What do you see when you look at something like this? For most folks, it’s just a thing that doesn’t have much meaning. It’s just a thing. For some, it’s an accessory for some piece of steampunk furniture. While for others, it tells a story. Everything can tell us a story if…

The Flying Fish Story

The Flying Fish Story

I though I would share a sea story with you… I was assigned to a brand new vessel and was working with new folks and was still learning their personalities. The chief engineer was a guy that had a good heart and was really a good dude, but probably shouldn’t have been the chief engineer….

A Toll is a Toll…

A Toll is a Toll…

A long time ago, back in ’93 as I remember it, a sage and gallant man made a profound yet incredibly simple statement that is more relevant to me today than at any other point in my history. I understand his statement far better and on a far deeper level now that I have started…

Art of a Machine

Art of a Machine

I worked as a marine engineer in a former life. That means that I worked in the engine room of ships as an operating engineer, 6 years in the US Navy and 11 years on board offshore supply vessels in the oil field of the Gulf of Mexico. I’ve spent the majority of my life…

The Path, Part One

The Path, Part One

The first part of a series of parts which make up the whole part of one part. Or something like that… Paths have been used as metaphors for life for a really long time. King Soloman writes in Proverbs 3:6, ” In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight” (NASB),…

Putting it off.

Putting it off.

In a few years, I’m thinking about… I was doing a little training for a long range competition. While doing a little “running”, I over heard two guys talking. One guy, the county worker in whose charge the park was placed, the other guy was some kind of sky diving instructor or something. I’m not…