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A Bridge For Business & STEM: 2015 In Review

A special thank you to my regular followers and visitors of A Bridge for Business & STEM. This blog published 66 new posts, growing the total archive to a list of 202 entries. I also received an internal award from WordPress.com for reaching the 200th post milestone. HOO-RAY! Baiters, Haters, and Social Climbers, posted in November … Continue reading

Waste Not, Want Not With Holiday Gift Giving

I make a habit of checking on family and friends across the U.S. and other places throughout the year, and especially between Thanksgiving and New Year. Yesterday, one of those calls went to a good friend and octogenarian who was in the middle of wrapping her last five gifts to put under her tree. I … Continue reading

Winter 2015 (or Groundhog Day for me)

Imagine my surprise when I woke up this morning to find out that today, not yesterday, is the first day of winter. I felt like Bill Murray in the movie, Groundhog Day, for about 15 minutes.     Thinking that maybe I incorrectly heard KPNX’s local meteorologist, James Quiñones, say that today is the first … Continue reading

Honoring 65 Years of Zany Weather Reporting and Other Activities

  Much of the activities of this morning’s The Today Show centered on an American icon and beloved jewel, Willard Scott. After 65 years in broadcasting, one of the staples and best known celebrities of morning talk shows signed-off  the NBC network for the last time. I attribute my initial understanding of meteorology and weather … Continue reading

Crude Oil Less Than Distilled Water for 2015 Holiday Season

While driving with a friend yesterday, we passed a number of service stations that were selling regular gasoline for less than $2.00 per gallon.  Some were advertising regular at $1.85 and Costco’s price was $1.79.  My last discussion on this topic, Retail Gasoline Price Check for the Start of the 2015 Holiday Season, was published on … Continue reading

Reducing Food Waste in Municipal Solid Waste Streams

It’s about a week after the Thanksgiving Holiday here in the U.S. and the season of cheer and merriment is upon us. We have survived the preparation of the Thanksgiving meal, Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday – and, more than likely, all of these events were accompanied with food, desserts and beverages. Most of us are … Continue reading