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U.S. Gas Prices Vary at the Beginning of This Summer’s Driving Season

Our house has seen an increase in younger visitors now that most K thru 12 schools are on summer break. Here in the U.S., we observed Memorial Day earlier this week. Traditionally, the Memorial Day weekend marks the beginning of the summer driving season….and a very good reason to take a look at trends in … Continue reading

Managing Conversations, People, and Subterfuge – Part 2

“Many conversations fail because one or both parties never address the real issues, or do not know how to manage the emotions that can erupt when discussing difficult topics.” Loretta Love Huff, Emerald Harvest Consulting In my previous post, Managing Conversations, People, and Subterfuge – Part 1, I shared some details of the very first … Continue reading

Managing Conversations, People, and Subterfuge – Part 1

If that is what you wanted, why didn’t you just say that? I discovered very early in my career that two must haves for my professional toolbox are good written and verbal communication  skills. These two skills have served me well in a number of professional positions that I have held including engineer, project manager, … Continue reading

Standing in Line at DMV

Every other year, I need to have my car tested for emissions before renewing the annual registration required by the State of Arizona. I remembered at the beginning of last month that my registration expired. I even remember about mid-month and told myself, pick a day to get er done. However, it occurred to me … Continue reading

Climate Does Change

For the last two weeks, I’ve been obsessing over the topic for my 100th post to A Bridge for Business & STEM. My thoughts were drifting between a subject that I hadn’t written about, like solar energy, a summation of my blogging experience, or expanding on a previous topic, e.g. social climbing. Leave it to … Continue reading

Leaders: Making Things Right

A few years ago I had the opportunity to attend a course on diversity and inclusion that also provided for a cultural history of the different races of people who now live in these United States. The class engaged the students in a variety of teaching methods including lecture, videos, hands-on activities and group exercises. … Continue reading