My Old Leather Bag
I have this old leather bag that I carried around on my trips,
As I have traveled the world over as around I did often zip.
It has protected my valuables very well over the long years,
Traveling with me, keeping me company as I went everywhere. Continue reading
When I went to the closet to get some cold weather gear,
I found an old sweat shirt I had tucked away in there.
So I pulled it out and it reminded me of a time in life,
When I worked offshore in Cook Inlet once or twice. Continue reading
My Career Milestones
I recalled a few of my career milestones of record,
That some people might call achievement awards.
So in this story poem I will document them here,
So some of my future generations may give me a cheer. Continue reading
New Guinea Adventure
In 1989, Phillips Petroleum was investigating a project,
To develop inner coast gas well discoveries very quick,
Including an LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) Plant on the coast.
I was selected to lead a team of Engineers as the host.
To find a plant location along New Guinea coast line,
To locate a plant to process and ship the gas as LNG so fine.
With a list of criteria we developed before heading out,
This would be an interesting trip, there was no doubt. Continue reading
During my career as an engineer there was one man,
That worked for me and with me off and on over the land.
Doug was an excellent engineer that I rated very high.
That learned so very fast as he reached for the sky. Continue reading
Oklahoma City Accidents
When I took a new promotion to the Oklahoma City E&P office,
I was never too sure whether or not I should take the job offer.
After I got there the first month, I wished that I had not accepted,
But things got better and then I was glad that I did not reject it. Continue reading
The BS Degree
During the years I supervised young engineers with many degrees.
They all had a Bachelor Of Science in Engineering seemingly,
A few of them had another BS degree that fit them better you see.
Let’s call it the “Bull Shitting me” degree as they did their job poorly. Continue reading
The North Slope
There are places in this big world that are just undesirably bad
I think the North Slope of Alaska may just top the list that I have.
This poem relates some of my experiences way up there north,
When I got an engineering assignment on that harsh course. Continue reading
The Long Road Home
Being an engineer for a major oil company required lots of travel,
So much so that I often felt as if I might just come unraveled,
The poem takes you on a trip home with me after being gone,
Reinforcing that there will never be anyplace as good as home. Continue reading
When I lived in Houston, I worked in Louisiana engineering.
The things I experienced over there, I found so very alluring.
This poem discusses the things there that did draw me back,
As I loved the people there and their wonderful culture so relaxed. Continue reading