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Inside Notes: Changing History

Georgia Director, Curtis Parrott Why do people think they can change the truth of history? This has been happening as long as recorded time. History is what defines us as being human. People can do some pretty barbaric stuff to each other and history is the best teacher of the good and evil in the world. Part of America is now waging a war on our history. They’re taking down statues, removing plaques, erasing the… Read More

Thinking Out Loud: Don’t Blink

I have been thinking a lot about the Kenny Chesney song: “Don’t Blink.” The song talks about how quickly time passes. Life’s hourglass, holding the sand grains of our lives, empties moment by moment. It is our choice to use the time wisely or simply allow it to pass with no meaning. Bruce Heberle When I graduated from trade school, Mr. Keenan, one of my instructors told us: “In 5 years none of you will… Read More

One Engineer’s Opinion: Good Indoor Air Quality Is Necessary Even After the Pandemic

By Bruce Longino During this pandemic, IAQ became the topic of many conversations. Hopefully this COVID-19 pandemic will end when the world has enough people that are vaccinated that we achieve “herd immunity.” Bruce Longino, PE, LEED AP Herd immunity (also called herd effect, community immunity, or population immunity) is a form of indirect protection from infectious disease that can occur with some diseases when a sufficient percentage of a population has become immune to… Read More

The Inside Story

By Jerry M. Lawson, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief I understand that the governor of Texas has declared my home state open and free. You can go shopping, go to school and go to work without wearing a mask. You may wear a mask, but you will not be harrassed if you do not. I wonder how many other states will follow Texas. A few years ago when we decided to include the Lone Star State in the circulation… Read More

Between the Lines: Look Who’s Talking

By Fred Martel Choosing your words when speaking to a customer is important. Think about conversations you’ve had with business people and try to stay in the lane. So, what is the solution? A well-rounded vocabulary helps along with a method of getting the customer to talk in detail about his or her likes and dislikes. The key is: they talk, you listen. The typical sales/customer service person talks way too much. You cannot… Read More

Inside Notes: Don’t Tread on Me

Georgia Director, Curtis Parrott Before “old glory” there was another symbolic flag that united our cause for American independence, the Gadsden flag. All but forgotten by many, there has been a rebirth to rediscover the history of our founding fathers and what they designed as a government in the 1700s. The flag’s design dates to before the start of the American Revolution, and is named for Christopher Gadsden, a colonel tasked with raising the first… Read More