Updated: 3 days ago
June 12, 2020
Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP
President, Chen Moore and Associates
Last week: After reading the statement made by NASCAR this past week, I’d like to think that they banned the Confederate flag from their events out of goodwill towards all, but ironically, I think it was capitalism that is taking the flags down. As NASCAR is one of the few sports able to open back up, the sports-starved ranks of our population can only watch so much Korean baseball and German soccer. The corporate sponsors know that they need wide appeal and always distance themselves from controversy. I’m happy to see capitalism work for this important social change.
Looking ahead: The next few weeks are an important time of year to my family. Within 11 days, we have my birthday, Father’s Day and my daughter’s birthday. Since we are being safe because of COVID-19, I’m OK with delayed or canceled celebrations for me, but how do you explain this world to a 3-year-old? I feel terrible for the seniors that missed the prom, but they are old enough to understand. What are the long term emotional stresses that all younger children facing and how will they face the future? I hope the next few weeks are kind.