Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Pike's Peak

Tomorrow I get to go home with no more travel plans after one month on the road.  Below is a view from the hotel parking lot this morning looking up at Pike's Peak in Colorado.  It would sure be nice to take an extra day and climb this mountain.  Instead, the schedule is packed with meetings.  


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Packing, Unpacking, Packing, Unpacking, Packing, well, lets do the least amount of Unpacking possible.

I am feeling like a traveling salesman the last few weeks as I bounce all over the country.  Maybe that should be a "salesperson" instead of the sexist "salesman".  Or do we need to distinguish "person" from "perdaughter"?  I will de-genderize this with "salesperp", so it is "bouncing around the country like a salesperp".

At least I got to see my grandkids.  I get two days at home and it will be back into travel mode.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

8 Minutes

This is with regard to the London terror attack and the remark that it took eight minutes to bring down the terrorists.  The timing is on my mind since I just had my CPR training renewal and their timing was 2 minutes.  This takes quite an amount of energy and I could probably double it or maybe go for 6 minutes, but ambulances can arrive in much of the US fairly quickly, so that 8 minutes would be a fairly long response time for a random location in the US.

Last May I was in the Czech Republic enjoying Charles Square in Prague with many thousands of other people.  There were several groups of 3 or 4 well armed soldiers moving around at opposite sides of the square looking for suspicious people, which strangely didn't include me.  My guess is that anyone who pulled out a weapon wouldn't live much longer and might not get to use the weapon more than once.  30 seconds would be a good run.

The London Bridge area is quite similar in that thousands of tourists congregate and it wasn't long ago that an unarmed policeman was killed by a knife attack that certainly wasn't stealthy in the least.  The latest news shows more unarmed policemen rushing to the center of the battle where one of the knife wielding assailants was "rugby tackled".  Now I know rugby is a tough sport, but a single rifle bullet would have accomplished the same trick a bit faster.

But "Enough is Enough", which I understand is a UK expression meaning something like "I have not yet begun to be in Denial" for us Americans, to misquote John Paul Jones.