May 8, 2020
Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP
President, Chen Moore and Associates
Last week: I remember as a kid tracking Hurricane Andrew on my Publix Hurricane Map. You’d get the coordinates and graph the location of the storm. You’d hear on tv the storm might come or might not, but I didn’t interrupt my plans to attend Lollapalooza the day before I went to work the day of Andrew (yes, it was a Sunday). This past year, I was frozen with spaghetti model updates every three hours, answering to managers, employees and my family as our preparations for Hurricane Dorian advanced. The COVID-19 updates feel like spaghetti models coming out all the time.
Looking ahead: I’m a fan of Bayern Munich who plays in the Bundesliga (German Soccer League). Next week, they will join Korean Baseball as some of the few sports available to watch as a distraction from the COVID-19 updates and murder hornet stories. We have a lot of lessons to learn from Asia and Europe as they are ahead of us in the recovery from the onset of the virus. After 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and other tragedies, we looked to sports as both a distraction and sense of normalcy. Dolphins, Heat, Marlins, Panthers and beloved Gators, please save our sanity soon.