Chuck Marohn and Andrew Burleson sit down to discuss a tragedy in Springfield, Mass, where a mom and two girls were hit by a drunk driver on an urban stroad. The seven-year-old girl was killed and the other seriously injured. Marohn and Burleson discuss the engineering profession's approach to safety, the implications for those outside of an automobile and how our approach needs reform if we are truly build safe, productive places.
The German verb spritzen apparently means "to squirt" in English. The Marohn side of the family had some Prussian ancestry and that is also the side that did Spritz, although the Norwegian side of my family also produced some. I read somewhere that spritz cookies also have Scandinavian roots, but does it matter? They are so tasty.