It’s hard now for me to think that there was actually a time when you were unreachable when you left home or the office — you were gone as in no one was able to contact you. There were no cell phones, pagers or even voice mail. If someone called the office and no one… Continue reading While You Were Out
Author: Chris G Thelen
And The Password Is?
Passwords. When did they get to be such a major headache? Seems today everyone wants a secret password or special code word so they can know it’s the true me and not some double agent. I mean really, some days I don’t know if I’m really me or not. Sometimes I feel like I’m not really… Continue reading And The Password Is?
My wife and I booked a trip for later this year which includes airline reservations. Since we booked the tickets, we have received repeated changes to the flight details. The latest revision included a change in airports to another city halfway across the country in the opposite direction of our destination. Fortunately, it was our… Continue reading Pandemic Lessons
The Cows Shared Our Swimming Pool
Who needs a swimming pool when you have a cow tank? That’s what we thought when I was a kid. But we never told our mom — until now.
Yesterday my granddaughter called on Facetime. She was all excited about her new piano that also has a microphone. She immediately played the keyboard as she sang. It was an uninhibited moment of excitement that she wanted to share. In the middle of a day filled with worries and concerns about life, this precious moment… Continue reading Pausing Life
When Dreams Take Flight
When I was a kid, I was fascinated with the Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet. In December 1988, my flight on one turned into a sobering experience that reminded me of the value of life and the need to cherish each moment.
The Non-Linear Career Path
I’ve always liked cars. I remember when I was a kid I used to like looking at the Hot Rod magazines my brothers had stacked in their room. In my teenage years I subscribed to Motor Trend. Every month I read each issue cover to cover. It fueled my interest in being a car designer… Continue reading The Non-Linear Career Path
The Lost Art of Map Folding
When you look back from the vantage point of a half century, you start to wonder why some skills learned at a young age are no longer needed. Take the fine art of folding a map. Now be honest, when was the last time you folded a map back into its compact stowed position? Okay,… Continue reading The Lost Art of Map Folding
You Call That a Truck?
I recently read a review of a truck in a newspaper. When I looked at a picture of the cab interior I felt like I was looking at a living room in Architectural Digest complete with leather recliners, end tables with cup holders and a big screen television. This wasn’t even close to the trucks… Continue reading You Call That a Truck?
No More Righters Needed
How long before blog posts will write and edit themselves? This post explores this brave new world.