I love it when I come across something random during the day that points back to my work. (Here’s where the cynics will say, “Said no one, ever …” — but bear with me.)
We’ve just past a solemn anniversary that led to great leaps forward in energy safety. Eighty-plus years ago on March 18, 1937, gas that had accumulated beneath the floors and in the walls of the London School in New London, Texas, exploded. Some 295 people, mostly teens and pre-teens, died. Workers rushed from the nearby oil fields to attempt rescues.