Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Monday 31st May 2021 – #Bookreviews D. Wallace Peach, #planes Jim Borden, #Travel Pete Springer

A small selection of blog posts I have enjoyed in the last few days.. I hope you will head over to enjoy in full.. thanks Sally.

A review from Diana Wallace Peach is always cause for a celebration and in this post Diana shares her May reviews for Colleen Chesebro, Harmony Kent, Jude Itakali, Vashti Quiroz-Vega, Joan Hall, D.L. Finn and Teagan Geneviene.

Summer is Coming (or Winter)! Time for some reading!

Summer is always a busy time of year here in the Pacific Northwest. The rain stops and we all spill outside. My husband and I named our deck “vacation.” So every afternoon we go outside on “vacation” to read.

May book reviews include my 4 and 5 star reads of a lot of poetry, two installments of a serial fantasy, a fallen angel fantasy, a thriller, and a prequel to a new mystery. I hope you enjoy them.

Head over to read the reviews: D.Wallace Peach May Book Reviews

Project management is very underrated especially in the technical industries where multi billion dollar and pound projects are planned. Jim Borden brings this sharply into focus with this post that makes you hold onto your seat arms during take-off.. hoping that there is not a loose screw rattling around in the fuselage….

The above is an image that depicts the global supply chain for Boeing’s 787 aircraft, often referred to as the Dreamliner.

I often use the image as the opening slide for my lecture on operations management since I think it captures so much about what operations are like these days.

I never knew so many companies were involved in making a Boeing aircraft; I just assumed they made most of the parts themselves. And the image really brings home the global nature of operations. Not only does it show that Boeing has operations around the world, but that the company partners with companies around the world.

Head over to discover more about this mammoth task and the global commitment required to get it off the ground (so to speak): Jim Borden – Getting a plane off the ground…

And for those of us looking forward to the freedom of visiting family again… a post from Pete Springer about a family reunion long overdue… and a lovely guided tour of Helena, Montana where his son is located for his job. And a little music to get you in the mood.

It’s hard to find many positives anytime we experience something as devastating as a pandemic, but I’m going to offer one possibility. My experience is that when people experience tragedy, it makes us pause and be thankful for some of the things that we take for granted in our daily lives. My wife and I just experienced one of those simple pleasures again for the first time in more than a year—the opportunity to get on an airplane and fly across the country to visit new places.

Like many other people worldwide, we have been at home for most of the past fourteen months. We took the pandemic seriously from the start, realizing that life as we knew it would change forever. We took all the safety precautions we could, seldom going anywhere without a facemask, always maintaining the suggested social distance, and trusted the scientists and other health professionals to provide us with the best information. 

Head over to enjoy the trip and also the lovely town of Helena, it is great to be traveling again even if it is only virtually: On the road again with Pete Springer


Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will head over to read these posts in full.. thanks Sally.

49 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Monday 31st May 2021 – #Bookreviews D. Wallace Peach, #planes Jim Borden, #Travel Pete Springer

  1. It’s so great to be here today with Jim and Diana, two bloggers whose posts I never miss. Some months I think I’ve done so much reading, and then Diana comes along to remind me how much I’m sluffing off.🤣 The beauty of Jim’s blog is the diversity of topics he manages to find to write about.

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  2. What fun, Sally! I’ve never been to Montana, but that video clip makes it easy to see why it’s called “Big Sky Country.” We have so many trees and variations in terrain here in North Carolina, it’s hard for me to imagine the flatness and treelessness (is that a word?) of Montana. Another entertaining post — and I think I’ll name my porch “vacation” so I can go on vacation this summer!

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  3. thanks, Sally, for including my post. I’m thrilled that Pete is in the same roundup, as he is one of my favorite bloggers. I’ll have to look into Diane’s blog; it looks like she does quite a few book reviews!

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  4. Thanks for the selection, Sally! I’ve always been amazed at how something as large as a plane can become airborne.

    I’ve only been to a part Montana, but always wanted to visit Glacier.

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  5. Great roundup. Diana’s reviews are always excellent – heaven knows where she finds the time for doing all that she does! The Boeing 787 diagram was fascinating…and perhaps a little frightening! Thanks for the shares xx

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