Thursday, April 22, 2010

What is this Engineers Without Borders?

For over a year (since my first trip to Haiti) I have been involved with the group Engineers Without Borders. I have never been quiet about my enjoyment about all (well most) thing engineering. I truly think that engineers can make a big difference in the world and there are several organizations that are forming for that purpose.

One of these groups is Engineers Without Borders. It was formed in 2000 by a man in Colorado and this video gives the background.

When you think of how lives can be changed by simple tools of engineering such as water delivery, I believe that engineers morally obligated to move out of our comfort zones and from behind our computers.

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Geek Familiy's Life List

Our church is beginning a sermon series based on the MTV show - My Buried Life. This led to an interesting dinner conversation where we all started our Life List. (College Geek is at college, so I will have to add his later.)

AbFab's List

Sing in a Gospel Choir
Be interviewed by Stephen Colbert
Go on a Safari in Kenya
Visit Kibeho in Rwanda
Write a book

Mr. Geek's List

Ride a bike from St. Louis to Chicago
Ride across the United States by bike
Ride across Europe on bike
Invent something
Be a grandpa
See the Tour de France
Race an Iron man

Middle Geek's List

Visit Japan
Ride the fastest roller coaster in the world
Become a professional drummer
Go to Disney World
Ride a bike from St. Louis to Chicago
Learn how to do a back flip on the ground
Stay home alone for an entire day

Littlest Geek's List

Get married
Work at the Pokemon Center in Japan
Go to Disney World
Go on a walk alone far from home

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Do video games make kids violent?

The Geeks playing Call of Duty - World at War.