Author: Jensen

Calgary

The railroad life brings me to more random places than I could ever have imagined. The latest is back north of the wall in the land of Canada, Calgary. Calgary the home of the Calgary Flames, the Calgary Flames, and former host of the 1988 Olympic Games. This was the first city in Canada to…

CTA

Once a year we test the Chicago Transit Authority Train network. Out of our fleet of vehicles only one truck is able to navigate the combination of tunnels. grade, and extremely tight curves. It is such a surreal experience to be riding in a truck across a train network. Station after station would pass as…

DYLC March 2017

Once again I got the opportunity to serve on the staff of the Developing Youth Leadership Conference for the Central Region Order of the Arrow. Between NLS and DYLC, I have realized that each weekend really is its own microcosm. Yes we present the same content, but it is those in-between moments that really make…

Chicago Blizzard

On March 14th, 2017 Chicago was rocked with likely the only blizzard of the entire season. At least 6 inches of snow was dumped on Chicago right during rush hour. Lets just say it made commuting near impossible. My 35 daily drive turned from 45 minutes into an hour and a half. Ah the joys…

Union Pacific 4023

On a hill up in Omaha, Nebraska is a remnant on an old era, the era of steam locomotives.This particular engine is a Union Pacific Big Boy, one of only 25 ever produced for their namesake company. Only 8 of these amazing machines still exist in the world and 7 of those are on display.…

Wintrust Arena Progress

The new arena for DePaul and addition to the McCormick Place is coming along. Looking like it and the hotel will be completed and ready for business in Fall of 2017. Here is to hoping they bring in new restaurants and attractions to the South Loop/Motor Row area.

DYLC February 2017

The first Developing Youth Leadership Conference is in the books. The Central Region of the Order of the Arrow was put on the board to pull off the newest training in the organization. This training takes the place of┬áthe National Lodge Adviser Training (NLATS), but I would hardly call this a replacement. During the past…

NLS Staff April 2016

This was the first (and potentially the only) opportunity I was granted to serve on staff for the National Leadership Seminar. I will always be grateful for the opportunity to serve with so many fantastic arrowmen and get the opportunity to change the lives of 40 participants in NLS that weekend.

Nixie Tube


Got send this video by someone I work with and I think this is awesome. Incredible piece of engineering.