As I was thinking about about re-charging the batteries for 2013 I saw this photo on stltoday.com:
Most everyone will recognize the silhouette of the building in the foreground - The Sydney Opera House. A piece of mid century modernism every bit as distinctive as our arch.
One of the chief engineers on the project was a guy named Ove Arup. He founded an international engineering firm that still bears his name. He is worth learning about. One can only hope the principles laid forth in what is known as the key speech are still put into practice; still, the document is an inspiring, early take on a triple-bottom line point of view for business.
When you get a few moments click on the link above and read the 8 page piece and have a Happy New Year!