This space is a collection of moments and places that inspired us in some way. Please come back and visit as we add new posts, and join the conversation.




Oil Production Champions

May 06, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Way to go, Texas!

The Permian Basin is now the world's most productive oilfield, as Texas recently surpassed Saudi Arabia by producing over 4.2 million barrels per day. 

Being Texas-based, we are proud of this result, and we love the Permian Basin! Supporting the oilfield with our work is always one of our main priorities.

With Gratitude,










Old Wellington

March 26, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

During the Summer, I took a walk around Old Wellington.

Now a ghost town, Wellington was a railroad community in King County along the Great Northern Railroad, at the west side of the old Cascade Tunnel, which is now closed.

(C) EarchphotoOld Wellington


On March 1st 1910, while two trains were stopped there because of the snow, a quarter-mile wide avalanche hit the snow shed and sent both trains over 150 feet down the mountain into the Tye River Valley. Ninety-six lives were lost; remainders of the railcars wreckages can still be seen at the bottom of the mountain through the vegetation.

(C) EarchphotoSnow Shed remains


(C) EarchphotoOld Wellington


Of the snow shed, the initial part still remains today and is part of the Iron Goat Interpretive Site and Trail.

The western portal of the old Cascade Tunnel is also open and can be seen along the trail.

(C) EarchphotoCascade Tunnel


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We Light The Darkness

March 19, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

Driving home from work after dark reminds me of everything that made me fall in love with this city. 

The lights of the refineries illuminate the way, as if the starry night had descended from the sky and landed down on earth to grace us with its beauty. The flame of the flares burns like a thousand candles, like a symbol of our collective energy that drives us to do more and rekindles the fire of our everlasting faith. 


(C) EarchphotoWe Light The Darkness

This is Houston, Texas. 
This is our city.

We never stop, we never slow down, we never give up.
We never quit our journey of discovery, the quest to improve human life through technology advancement and innovation.


(C) EarchphotoWe Light The Darkness

This is Houston, Texas. 
We light the darkness.


(C) Earchphoto We Light The Darkness

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