Monthly Archives: December 2012

A Lesson from Executive Order 13423

Have you read Executive Order 13423 (January 24, 2007) Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management? My guess is that you have not, but someday your child may be required to read it. Executive Order 13423 is one of the … Continue reading

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The Dallas Arboretum in Ice

The winter brings ice and snow … and beauty at the Dallas Arboretum (Dec 27, 2012). More pictures can be viewed at the Dallas Arboretum Dec 27, 2012.

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The Dallas Arboretum in Snow

The winter brings ice and snow … and beauty at the Dallas Arboretum (Dec 27, 2012). More pictures can be viewed at the Dallas Arboretum Dec 27, 2012.

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The Incredible Hulk Award

In Mrs. Sarah Hardin’s engineering class (Midlothian High School), students build structures from graham crackers.  One test students can elect to have their creations compete in is the weight-bearing contest. The structure that supports the most weight wins The Incredible … Continue reading

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Light in the Storm

 

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The Seed

Napoleon Hill noted, “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” On Tuesday, Dec 18, 2012, during the halftime of the Midlothian High School Boys Varsity Basketball Game gymnasts entertained the … Continue reading

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Graham Cracker Dwellings

Ms. Sarah Hardin’s engineering class at Midlothian High School is engaging … and a lot of learning happens, too. For the annual Graham Cracker Dwelling Contest, students construct dwellings out of – well, that’s an easy guess – graham crackers. … Continue reading

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Building Information Modeling (BIM)

The Building Information Modeling (BIM) process is a relatively new innovation in the construction industry. It is used in the building of Midlothian ISD’s High School #2 (Phase 1). BIM is, according to the National BIM Standard (US), “a digital … Continue reading

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Sacrifice and Commitment

Clayton M. Christensen in his book, How Will You Measure Your Life?, writes (p. 115): “This may sound counterintuitive, but I deeply believe that the path to happiness in a relationship is not just about finding someone who you think is … Continue reading

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The Texas State Insect

The monarch butterfly is the Texas State Insect. Picture taken at The Dallas Arboretum Dec 2, 2012.

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