Category: Lite Notes

  • Safe and Sunny in Florida

    There’s a first time for everything; for me, that was a visit to Florida’s panhandle last week. Florida in January is pretty much always a good idea, especially when it’s cold and snowy at home. My reason for the trip was to get the scoop on all that’s happening within the technical realm of the…

  • Two-Plus Decades

    When you’re well established in your profession and start a new job in a new industry, it can be challenging for anyone; perhaps even more so when a woman starts a new career in a predominantly male industry. Imagine what it was like for a 25-year-old woman with just a couple years of professional experience,…

  • Seeing Green

    After a four-year absence from Las Vegas, GlassBuild America returned to the Strip’s bright lights, the casinos’ ringing slot machines and the Convention Center’s long aisles of trade show booth after trade show booth. And for the first time in three years, when the show was in Atlanta, it felt like a trade show should…

  • Like Riding a Bike

    Prices are up on everything. We all know that too well. As much as we’d like to just stop buying things, there are still things we need, whether for our homes or our jobs. So here’s a question that you’ve heard before: when the prices of everything you buy—from groceries to glass–have gone up, how…

  • Safe and Sound

    This coming December 12 will mark ten years since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Do you remember how you felt when you heard about that tragedy? Did you hug your kids a little bit closer that night? Ten years later, it’s still difficult to think about. You might remember that in the months…

  • Good to be Back

    After a three-year delay, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Conference on Architecture finally returned. The event took place in Chicago (what a great city for architecture) and you could feel how happy and excited people were as they headed into the expo hall. While there were fewer glass and glazing industry companies compared…

  • Simply the Best

    If your 2022 has been anything like mine, you’re probably wondering where five months have gone—and wow, did they zoom past me. It’s been a busy year so far, and I’m excited for a lot that’s ahead including the chance to once again recognize some impressive glass architecture. Glass and glazing products are an important…

  • Infinity and Beyond

    James Webb was born in the county that neighbored the one where I was born and grew up. The local high school was named for him, and I had friends who went to school there. But until the James Webb Space Telescope launched last Christmas, I didn’t know anything about James Webb. I now know,…

  • Chemistry 101

    My original plan was to tell you about attending the BEC Conference last week. I wanted to share how great it was to see people again, to talk and see people smiling and happy—people were so happy. It was two years since the event last happened, and people were glad to be back. But something…

  • What’s Next in ’22

    Business is booming. That’s probably what you’ll hear if you talk to most any contract glazier about their work these days. That is also evident in the February 2022 issue of USGlass magazine, which includes our annual ranking of the top contract glaziers. And in case you missed it, you can also read about that…