I have been encouraged to contribute to the Mechanical Engineering web site by Dr. D. I have started the blog "Not Taught in Class". The purpose of the blog is to provide examples of lessons learned in the field that you would not learn in class. These stories are not white papers, just real life examples of things not expected and problems solved. The blog postings will also attempt to provide insight and perspective that comes with many years in the field of engineering. I hope the blog postings will be informative and in many cases entertaining.