Some say the world will end with fire.

Others say with ice.

From what I've tasted of desire

I hold with those that favor fire.

But if I had to perish twice,

I think I know enough of hate,

To say that for destruction ice,

Is also great and would suffice.

Robert Frost


"Good things come to those who wait, but, only the things LEFT by those who hustle." - Unknown (at least by me)

"Life is wonderful, without it you are dead." - Hy "Pete" Peterson - Park City and Kenecott Miner

"Don't worry about those people in your past---there is a reason they are not in your present." - Unknown

"Life's tough - it's even tougher if you're stupid." - John Wayne

"The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary!" - Vince Lombardi

"If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re probably taking up too much space.” ~ Attributed to Jim Whittaker by Doug ‘Swani’ Swantner, Alaska Smokejumper and Air Attack Base Manager (Ret.)

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I am married and have seven children and twenty grandchildren. I retired January 1, 2010 after working 39+ years for the Forest Service...NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE HAS BEGUN!

Thursday, July 22, 2010


In my career I got pieces of equipment into some pretty serious construction problems simply by trying to improve just one little thing at the very end of the job. I learned the hard way that you don't mess with success.

We just about learned that lesson again in the Gulf of Mexico. Who would ever remove a cap that had shut off the oil for several days just because they couldn't read the monitors. If they had decided to remove it there is a good chance that they could never recap the well and get the oil completely shut down. I would say a very good chance.


1 comment:

Amber said...

I agree with you!