Browsing All posts tagged under »operational excellence«

Valu Ngineering

March 5, 2013

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My son, Ben, asked me last week, “How come the bacon cooks better on Grandma’s pan?” I’d just fried up some bacon using a pan handed down from my mother, and the bacon was, as Ben noted, much more consistently cooked. I answered my son’s question: “Value engineering,” I said with private sarcasm. Value engineering […]

Early Bloomers

February 26, 2013

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This winter has presented folks in my clime with a perpetual blanket of snow that hides most of the welcome signs of an approaching spring.   There is one early bloomer, however, that blossoms each February, even as temperatures fall to the single digits as they did last week.  The small yellow and very fragrant flowers of […]

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