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It’s Not Easy Being Green

10.12.15 by Brad Thurman

I like to think of myself as a foodie. I love to cook and I love to eat. I love trying new restaurants across the…

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End of History of Architecture…?

10.05.15 by Darcey Schumacher

I recently was lucky enough to get on one of those newer Delta planes that have monitors built into the back of the head rests….

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A Birthday Journey – Happy to Sad to Happy Again!

09.29.15 by Sam Ray

To this day I know exactly what five pounds three ounces wrapped in a hospital blanket feels like. I know because that was my first…

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Platitudes

09.24.15 by Lise Kifer

Google “Platitudes” images and see if it doesn’t make you sick after 15 minutes of reading banal statements about what the mind can conceive (if…

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The Secret to Happiness

09.17.15 by Jamie Bohannon

As an administrative assistant and the Director of First Impressions, I put on a smile every day. No matter what I am going through. Because…

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Let The Good Times Roll

09.09.15 by Justin Hartman

If you are like me, you often hear the questions: “Is business good?” and “Are you staying busy?” Recently, unlike a few years ago, my…

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Find Some Fun

08.24.15 by Daniel McClain

Sometimes, it doesn’t matter how much we love our jobs there are going to be times when things may get monotonous, repetitive, or you may…

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See You Tuesday…

07.20.15 by Doug Brown

Running has always been a part of my life. It’s a great stress reliever that worked well for me in college. It was also a…

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Summertime…And The Livin’ Is Easy

07.14.15 by Kenna Chapin

I love summer! The warm weather brings longer days with more time to enjoy the outdoors. The days are more relaxed but also less organized,…

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Time For A Ride

06.16.15 by Scott Rodehaver

I recently read an article in Time magazine online about an entrepreneur who placed exercise as his highest priority, even over his 14-person company. While that may…

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Jump In With Both Feet

05.11.15 by Pryce Joyner

My first experience with marketing as a Professional Engineer is likened to jumping into a pool of water with both feet. You don’t know how…

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Blessed

05.04.15 by Doug Fredeen

I am blessed to have a great wife, two wonderful daughters, a great job and wonderful people to work with. I had the luxury of walking…

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Hello Atlanta!

04.23.15 by Sarah Appleton

About one year ago I wrote a blog post for Wallace Engineering (All Things Happen For a Reason – March 2014… in case you want to go…

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Fighting Our Giants

03.30.15 by Dan Mazzei

When we pray for help, I think we envision spiritual, relational, academic, parental or even economic success. Such requests are then entrusted to the favor…

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How Do You Do It?

03.18.15 by Liz Franklin

I am an Administrative Assistant and a mother of four-year old twin boys. An Administrative Assistant is a “behind the scenes” person, here to assist…

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I LOVE TO SHOP!

02.23.15 by Carrie Johnson

I love reading our Wallace blogs. Everyone writes about interesting experiences and hobbies. In thinking about this, I decided to write about my favorite hobby…

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Land Use: It’s What We Do

02.16.15 by Carolyn Back

There is a saying circulating around that makes Urban Planners chuckle… “I’m an Urban Planner. I solve problems you don’t know you have, in ways…

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…and a responsible engineer shall lead them.

02.11.15 by Steve Huey

I came to art at an early age. It has always been woven into my life. A friend gave me a word a few years…

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It’s Another Day in Paradise

02.06.15 by Tom Hendrick

Often when asked by friends, colleagues, coworkers or even strangers how I am doing or how my day is going,  I greet them with, “It’s…

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Somebody’s Watching You

01.07.15 by Kevin Fitzpatrick

The New Year always reminds me of everybody’s resolution to “get in shape”, as vague as that may be. About 10 years ago I belonged to…

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Wide Load

12.22.14 by Danny Baldwin

You may have seen the news coverage in October talking about the transport of a demethanizer tower manufactured by a company in Broken Arrow and…

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Smile When It Hurts

12.15.14 by Brad Thurman

I recently had the great opportunity to serve as national president of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS), an organization dedicated to marketing and…

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Bound for Belize

11.24.14 by Gene Phillips

A couple of months ago, I had a chance to take my own mini vacation. Everyone else in the family had plans, so this one was…

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What’s Shakin’ in Tornado Alley?

11.17.14 by Justin Hartman

Having grown up in the Oklahoma City area and now living in Tulsa, it has always been tornadoes, thunderstorms and the occasional snow or ice…

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Team Unity

11.11.14 by Mondher Labbane

My youngest son plays soccer for a team that has had success both at the state level (two-time state champions) and at the regional level….

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A Scout Is…

11.03.14 by Daniel McClain

For the past seven years I have had the privilege and the honor of leader and teaching boys through Boy Scouts of America. I have…

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So Fresh and So Clean…At What Cost?

10.20.14 by David Schoell

I’m sure you’ve all heard that the greenest building is the one that’s already built. The sentiment suggests that preserving a structure involves less energy…

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Keeping the Craft

10.13.14 by Sam Ray

Let’s keep the craft in our work. We usually think of craftsmanship as being the skill and effort to create a physical object. But I…

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Game Changer

10.06.14 by Ron Isley

Game changers aren’t only in sports, but also in life. Some of the game changers in my life include learning ride a bike, throwing my…

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Pole-Pole…

09.29.14 by Doug Brown

Pole-pole is Swahili for “slowly, be calm, don’t excite yourself.” It is the phrase used by the guides and their crew as they lead you…

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Simply Amazing

09.22.14 by Kenna Chapin

The news is full of pseudo celebrities getting attention for bad behavior and the trouble they get into. I would like to put more focus…

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A Surprise Worth Waiting For!

09.15.14 by Matt Schachle

In the Summer of 2013, my wife, Amy, and I found out that we were going to be blessed with another one of God’s precious…

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The World is Right Again.

09.09.14 by Darren Burns

The world is right again. At least for the next four and a half months. I know it’s pretty minor in the grand scheme of…

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68 Days to a New Perspective

08.06.14 by Emily Ashbaugh

I had an image of what a day at a typical engineering firm would look like. It’s quiet and maybe a little impersonal. Employees work…

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Quality Control

07.21.14 by Matt Gebhardt

I recently gave a presentation on quality control policy. During preparation, it dawned on me that as engineers we often miss the boat as to…

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Love of the Theater

07.14.14 by Lise Kifer

Full disclosure: While I work by day as what Tom Wallace describes as “mom” to Wallace Engineering, and as what I consider to be the…

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