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November 18, 1987 – King’s Cross Station Fire

Two summers ago I read Charles Duhigg’s wonderful book The Power of Habit. (Okay, I listened to it). It is an absolutely amazing look into how the brain works and how habits are formed. In that book, Mr. Duhigg tells some of the management issues that caused the story that I am going to talk… Continue reading November 18, 1987 – King’s Cross Station Fire

Explosion · Oregon · United States · Whale

November 12, 1970 – The Day it Rained Whale Blubber on an Oregon beach

Because I am a Pacific Northwest transplant, I only learned of this story about 10 years ago. It is one of my favorites. Since you can drive up and down the Oregon coast, it falls under the jurisdiction of the state highway department. So, when on November 12, 1970, a 45 foot long 8 ton… Continue reading November 12, 1970 – The Day it Rained Whale Blubber on an Oregon beach