May 21, 2021
Peter Moore, P.E., F.ASCE, ENV SP, LEED AP
President, Chen Moore and Associates
Last week: Last week, I had the pleasure to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity with dozens of other CEOs. It was a well-run event, but to see so many leaders giving back to the community was a great sight. For me, this site was adjacent to my high school, Blanche Ely High, so it was great to see the spark of positivity in the neighborhood. Last, but certainly not least, was the ability to tour the unfinished home with the future homeowner. He shined with pride, and that’s why we give back.
Looking ahead: To me, the coming weeks are going to be filled with anxiety as more and more places open up, yet my daughter is too young to get vaccinated. Even when she’s eligible, I’m going to be very concerned about the gene-swapping technology used in the Pfizer vaccine and its impact on the developing body. I know that the clinical trials will be exhaustive, but as a parent, it feels too fast. I want things to be back to normal, but I also want her to be safe. I sense I’ll have anxiety for some time.