A hike in someone else's boots

DISCLAIMER: There is a healthy amount of cussing strewn throughout this post, consider yourselves warned. 

The fire season was here once again and I had taken a temporary detail away from my job on the rappel crew to work at the Missoula Technology and Development Center (MTDC) as part of the Heat Stress Study Module. 3,633 more words


Funny, But True: Low-Tech Security Works, High-Tech Fails

Sometimes those “smart” houses aren’t so smart. Apple fan Marcus, a homeowner in Illinois, decided to outfit his home with every gadget available that claimed to be compatible with Apple HomeKit. 400 more words

Funny But True

Funny, But True: Lipstick, Vacations and The Pope

In November 2015 Tesla lowered its delivery goal from 35,000 cars to 33,000 cars. While it did meet production goals for the quarter, they weren’t able to deliver all the cars to buyers. 419 more words


Prove Yourself

My first season on a Hotshot Crew was tough.

I felt like I was strivin’ for survivin’ in those first weeks. I showed up with some type II handcrew and engine experience but even still it felt like a big leap to the type I world. 890 more words



There are many things associated with this color.  Money, trees, recycling, Irish, vomit, vegetables, I could go on and on.

Green is ever shining. It constant glow is all around us. 93 more words


Funny, But True: Give a Second Thought to That Second Chance

You have an employee who makes a big mistake, but comes to you to admit it and offers a solution. So, you forgive him and move on. 344 more words

Lessons For CEOs