Morning Run


Lafortune Park early in the morning

Lots going on these days. Logan’s prom is Saturday night, he graduates in a month. We have new carpet coming for upstairs and we (mostly Heather) have been painting. I’ve been a lousy blog friend and I’m sorry about that. 


A bridge at Lafortune Park. When Logan was a toddler he liked to hang out under this very same bridge.

Plus lots of stuff going on at work also. People quitting and others moving around. That takes time to adjust to. I spent a few days in New Orleans last week at a Natural Gas Processing conference and have been to a couple briefings since then put on by some high priced consultants. Bottom line, bullish for crude oil, bearish for natural gas.  We’ll see what happens! What is really surprising is the inroads that renewables have made into power generation. Yep, solar, wind, and hydro are taking market share. I’m a big believer in the market. The big loser is coal.

I’m kind of an “All of the Above” type guy on energy even though I work in the natural gas industry. You want to know what we need to do if we really want to reduce carbon? Nuclear. Yep, if you are serious about reducing carbon, nuclear can do it and do it on a big scale. That scares all sorts of people half to death. Especially since many of the big nuclear explosions from back in the day are now declassified. They are terrifying actually. Below is a video of the first US Hydrogen bomb test in the south Pacific called the “Mike Shot.”

What do you think?

5 thoughts on “Morning Run

  1. Maria

    What a beautiful place to run, walk, stroll 🙂
    I enjoyed reading your take on energy. My son works for a wind power company as an atmospheric scientist and my neighbor’s daughter (a geologist) worked for a natural gas co. (involved in fracking) and was recently laid off … we do love and need our energy sources. Have a great weekend!

  2. Gaelyn

    It’s so hard to believe Logan is graduating already. Seems I’ve watched him grow up. I’m all about renewable green energy.

  3. Barb

    I hope Logan has fun at his prom. It seems just a bit ago that he was a Super Pizza Boy and now a young man. Where does the time go? Also, good riddance to coal.

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