Archive for July, 2011

On Baseball, Faith and the Power of Passion

Whatever baseball watching I do in the summer is normally confined to my beloved but woebegone Cubs.  But occasionally a baseball story will transcend team colors and touch something deep inside me. One such story unfolded the other night in Atlanta, where the Braves battled the Pittsburgh Pirates through an historic and grueling 19 innings. […]

From the Shop Floor — The Week in Manufacturing (7/22/2011)

Busy week for me on a number of levels, so just a few highlights of some things I read and/or found interesting over the past seven days. Mark C. Tomlinson, the executive director of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), wrote an op-ed piece for the Christian Science Monitor in which he declared what many, […]

Playing Doctor

I love pop culture.  I especially love when a pithy little phrase takes hold and slowly but surely works its way into our national psyche; a phase like “Show me the money”, “Make my day” or “Where’s the beef?” One such phrase is “I’m not a doctor, but I play one on TV”, which sounds […]