Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is a prominent figure of the Civil Rights movement. In his famous address, “The Drum Major Instinct,” Dr. King preached, “We all have the drum major instinct. We all want to be important, to surpass others, to achieve distinction, to lead the parade.”
War, hatred, anger; surrounding communities all around the world. The thought of having peace seems to be an impossible task to achieve. Martin Luther King Jr. was well known for standing up for the colored community through his powerful words of his speeches.
In a strange way, the annual commemoration of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. stirs up unease in me. I fear it’s steadily enfeebling the power of the contradictions in our society that he forced us to face.
This week we spent quite a bit of time on the water in the ship channel area helping the Coast Guard look for two people who were missing after a tragic boating collision. These types of searches often start out simply but end up going into all types of different worlds.
The practice of engineering is, in part, “economic solutions to scientific problems.” Engineers are problem solvers. An engineer working to solve a problem will work hardest at understanding the root cause of the problem.
I’ve found myself wondering if I was sorry or not sorry for the fog that rolled in the weekend after Christmas, leaving two cruise ships stranded in our port.
Charity comes from the Latin word caritas, meaning love of mankind. Today, charity usually refers to a tax-exempt organization that performs a public service. They may be private or public foundations that make grants to fund activities promoting the general welfare.
You might have seen news reports explaining that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a multi-state outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 infections linked to romaine lettuce harvested from California. But you may not realize that the outbreak has spread to 23 states, i…
An opportunity has come along that could be a game changer for the city of Galveston. The USS Texas battleship will be a game changer. It can become the significant attraction to Galveston. But it will only happen if all parties agree.
Eight Texas children have died from flu-related illnesses; and flu has caused over 1,100 deaths in Texas, thousands of hospital visits and school closures. We are just two months into the 2019-2020 flu season, and it doesn’t end until May.
In honor of 2020, which seems to me to be a sort of perfection — as in perfect vision — we need to look at some big words that help us to be more perfect, as in perfectly well rounded.
Happy New Year! Winter goes quickly in Galveston. Before you know it, the beaches will be filling up again and we’ll start the cycle all over.