Personal and Professional Reflections

I make no promises regarding this blog. Its frequency and duration, and even its subject matter, are not yet determined. Its primary purpose is to serve as an outlet for whatever I choose to reflect on after producing manuscripts on assigned subjects for 67 years. Since my professional experience has been with the nuclear community and the oil and gas industry, it follows that most of my reflections will be on interactions with people engaged in these two areas. You may expect such articles to be boring. I hope to prove you wrong.

Chain Reactions

At a recent mixed-age holiday party, a few of us who were former ORNL colleagues were reflecting on important past scientific events and conjecturing the outcomes of future possibilities. In the nuclear field, we particularly discussed the anticipated widespread use of small modular reactors (SMRs) as fail-safe nuclear power stations. During the conversation I remarked, (more)

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