The Good, the Bad and The Ugly of Owning an Electric Vehicle

In this article, we want to take a critical eye to what it means to own an electric vehicle, or EV for short. Like most other products, there are pros and cons. If you’re in the market or considering a purchase, you’re in luck because we’ve put together a short article, we hope you use ifContinue reading “The Good, the Bad and The Ugly of Owning an Electric Vehicle”

A Canary in a Mine

Mining?  Does it still exist in the US, or anywhere for that matter?  After reading a recent article on mining, my mind started to wonder.  It brought me back to the movie, Coal Miner’s Daughter, about the life of Loretta Lynn and the hardships of mining in Kentucky.  This was my first introduction to mining. Continue reading “A Canary in a Mine”

Twelve Days of Christmas

The traditional twelve days of Christmas are the last six days (December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, and 31) of the current year or old year, and the six days (January 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) of the next year or new year.  The traditional English Christmas carol counts off each day by aContinue reading “Twelve Days of Christmas”

Ghosts of Christmas

Scrooge, bah humbug!  Sound familiar?  Inflation, rising prices, high gas prices, rising home heating costs, high grocery prices, recession, political turmoil, and a decrease in Santa’s Christmas load in his sleigh. They all are a product of the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and possibly the future. A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens published inContinue reading “Ghosts of Christmas”

Grinch Stole the Night Before Christmas

The night before Christmas and all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.  The stockings were hung on the chimney with care…  Santa comes riding in on his sleigh driven by eight reindeer. This is the 1822 version. The 2022 version is totally different. Santa is riding in on hisContinue reading “Grinch Stole the Night Before Christmas”

A Trip in the Wind

Time for a road trip, and, no, I don’t mean Thelma and Louise-style. As you drive across parts of the US featuring vast open land, you may see a windmill or two. Do you wonder why it stands lonely in the middle of nowhere?  Water-pumping windmills, or wind pumps as they may be called, wereContinue reading “A Trip in the Wind”

Diesel Running Low

Monday morning and the alarm is blaring; it’s time to get up. Into the kitchen I go, looking forward to my first cup of freshly brewed coffee. Oh no!!! Who drank all the coffee? Half asleep, I drive down the mountain to the nearest store in pursuit of my favorite coffee beans. NO COFFEE!! YouContinue reading “Diesel Running Low”

Oil and Gas vs Green?

What do you think of when someone says “oil and gas”? Gasoline at the gas pump? Makes sense, but do you know these two commodities play an enormous role in our everyday lives? Every industry such as aeronautical, agriculture, automotive, communications, construction, medical, pharmaceutical, etc. uses oil and gas to manufacture its products. Next timeContinue reading “Oil and Gas vs Green?”