Monthly Archives: May 2017

S-Bridge, Old National Road, Photo courtesy of Jon Sage,, jon patrick sage, travel, history

Meet Obstacles Head On To Overcome Them

It is often said that the unknowns in the business or financial worlds are the most dangerous elements. Likewise, our approach to certain issues, whether they are unknown or not, is a key factor that will determine a success or failure.

In my travels this last week, I visited an “S-Bridge”, constructed on The National Road around 1824 or so just west of New Concord Ohio. At first glance, the bridge (which were numerous at the time) seems an odd-fit, and is peculiar looking at best. But, when its design is understood, the bridge and what it accomplishes, becomes crystal clear. Continue reading

Construction Plans, Jon Sage,; Plans On Site, Coutesty of aws.ehowcdn

The Importance Of Planning

Plans- as they pertain to the building trades, there’s not much else is there? Everything begins, continues, and ultimately goes back to… the plans and specifications.

Plans and Specs, Plans and Specs. We say it and we hear it day in and day out. I’m sure that there have been sub-contractors and superintendents who have contemplated standing in front of train! If only… if only they would never again hear – Plans and Specs. Continue reading

Jon Sage Peterbilt, Jon Patrick sage,,; ride my highway; jon sage; safety, driving. Jon Sage Peterbilt, Jon Patrick sage,,; ride my highway; jon sage, safety driving.

Drive Like A Pro & Get Home Safe

This time of the year, in many respects, can be the MOST hazardous for drivers, especially for truckers- who often travel from one extreme to the next. Until it is summer, we are very often faced with cold temperatures at night and warm ones during the day.

If you combine this with storms and precipitation extremes of many areas in April and May, you could wind up with some unexpected conditions. While it may be sunny and beautiful in many locales, you can very quickly encounter winter or stormy driving conditions well into the summer months depending on your location! Continue reading

Elizabeth and Philip appear with Prince Charles and Princess Anne in 1951. (Credit: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth- 11th Hour Emergency Meeting… Trouble At Buckingham?

***Update!!! The Duke of Edinburgh is stepping down from Public Activities. He is Patron, President or a member of over 780 organisations, with which he will continue to be associated.

Without going into too much speculation, although it’s difficult not to do so- Queen Elizabeth’s Senior Aides have called an emergency meeting for later today to be attended by all staff from each Royal palace. This will reportedly affect not only this at Windsor and Buckingham Palace, but also any and all residences, distance from London notwithstanding. This news out of London broke just before 12:00 am EST 4, May, 2017. Continue reading