Dale Murrish

Dale Murrish


Registered on Saturday the 7th of Jan, 2012

MSN: dale
Dale is a Troy, Michigan resident since 1988 and works in the GMPT Cranktrain Analysis department analyzing piston pins and crankshafts. He also writes occasional auto-related articles for the GM Fastlane blog. Recent articles: http://fastlane.gmblogs.com/?p=6178 Northstar Engine - Long may you run! http://fastlane.gmblogs.com/?p=6474 2012 Chevy Sonic - Take Two, They're Small (but Sweet!) http://fastlane.gmblogs.com/?p=6630 Sonic Boom Forecast http://fastlane.gmblogs.com/?p=6714 Captured Test Fleet SWAT Team - Sweating the Details Dale has worked in the transportation industry since 1979 at Caterpillar and GM. Since 1984, he’s been a member of SAE, the professional society for mobility engineers. His opinions come from his life and work experiences and are not the official position of General Motors. He holds a BSME and MSME from Purdue University, at least five U.S. patents and has several pending. Like auto mechanics and most small business owners, engineers solve problems for a living with data, logic, creativity and common sense. His first article about the Northstar engine gave him a new appreciation for how difficult it is to write a good news story. Hours of preparation, checking sources and getting photo permissions went into an article that is read in a few minutes. Since then he’s gotten the Fastlane recipe down and he can do it quicker. He enjoys writing about his profession and it feels good to give back to the company that has put bread on his family’s table for more than 30 years. One does not have to be an expert in a particular field to spot wasteful spending. One of Dale's pet peeves is a separate tax for each expense. Another is the wasting of Other People's Money with no accountability (e.g., the Troy Council spending U.S. taxpayer money for the Transit Center when there was a lower cost alternative to fix up what we had in Birmingham) or the mandating of spending from the top with no funding. Private sector people have a profit motive that causes them to want to solve problems. Unfortunately in the public sector, many have no real desire to solve the problem because keeping it open keeps them in power. Raised in the United Methodist Church, Dale helped plant Troy’s Kensington Community Church in 1990. He was ordained an Orthodox Presbyterian Church deacon in 2001 after a year’s training in the Westminster Catechism and church history. Now a member of a church which belongs to The Gospel Coalition, he has an appreciation for all branches of the historic Christian faith (Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant) and other faiths which share many of the same principles. He supports freedom of religion and defends the open forum for all beliefs that America has long enjoyed. He opposes syncretism, which tends to paper over differences, saying we all believe exactly the same when we don’t.

Posts by Dale Murrish ¬

  1. May 30, 2018Memorial Day Reflections
  2. May 7, 2018Jackie Fredrickson’s Traverse
  3. Apr 22, 2018No Maverick Molecules – Death and Taxes
  4. Apr 17, 2018Michigan Analogy for Korea
  5. Apr 14, 2018No Maverick Molecules – Brain Tumor and Depression
  6. Mar 12, 2018Columbus, Indiana’s investment in architecture
  7. Feb 15, 2018Lent – Preparation for Easter
  8. Jan 15, 2018Ecumenical Catechism, What Do Christians Believe? (Part 1)
  9. Jan 8, 2018Michigan Car Dealer Helps Prevent Suicide
  10. Jan 6, 2018Goals for the New Year 2018
  11. Jan 1, 20182017 Year End Review
  12. Nov 6, 2017Ecumenical Catechism, What Do Christians Believe? (Part 7)
  13. Nov 1, 2017Troy Town Center – Boon or Boondoggle?
  14. Oct 30, 2017Reformation 500th Anniversary and Ecumenical Catechism, Part 6
  15. Oct 23, 2017Ecumenical Catechism: What Do Christians Believe? (Part 5)
  16. Oct 2, 2017Ecumenical Catechism: What Do Christians Believe? (Part 4)
  17. Sep 11, 2017Ecumenical Catechism: What Do Christians Believe? (Part 3)
  18. Sep 8, 2017Bad Advice for Colin Kaepernick
  19. Aug 26, 2017Michigan Senators Obstructed Judicial Nominee
  20. Aug 25, 2017Conservative Surge in the States
  21. Aug 24, 2017Fanny Crosby: America’s Hymn Queen
  22. Aug 21, 2017This is My Father’s World
  23. Aug 14, 2017Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
  24. Aug 9, 2017Ecumenical Catechism: What Do Christians Believe?
  25. Aug 1, 2017The Michigan Declaration
  26. Jul 27, 2017The Detroit Riots: A Vietnam Vet’s Perspective
  27. Jul 24, 2017The Detroit Riots 50 Year Anniversary
  28. Jul 19, 2017The News Media’s Double Standard
  29. Jul 17, 2017Media Bias – Deliberate and Unintentional
  30. Jul 10, 2017Life is Worth Fighting For
  31. Jun 27, 2017High Court Will Hear Colorado Baker’s Religious Liberty Case
  32. May 20, 2017More on the Christian Trinity
  33. May 15, 2017Is the Christian Trinity a Contradiction?
  34. May 8, 2017Will it Play in Peoria?
  35. Apr 29, 2017Border Wall – Humane or Horrible?
  36. Apr 28, 2017The Battle of Berkeley –Will Freedom Win?
  37. Feb 27, 2017Hawaii Travel Tips – Oahu
  38. Jan 30, 2017President Trump’s Refugee Vetting Order
  39. Jan 23, 2017Women’s March 2017 and March for Life
  40. Jan 7, 2017Goals for the New Year 2017
  41. Jan 6, 2017Epiphany – Wise Men Visited a Toddler
  42. Jan 4, 2017Trump Cabinet Nominees in the Crosshairs of Democrats
  43. Jan 2, 2017Pre and Post-Election Analysis by Prominent Christians
  44. Dec 31, 2016Second Amendment Rights Likely to be Upheld
  45. Dec 30, 2016Ukrainian Stalemate – Across Three Winters… and Counting
  46. Dec 29, 2016Forgotten War in Ukraine
  47. Dec 26, 2016Berlin Terror Suspect Killed in Milano
  48. Dec 22, 2016Christmas Traditions Around the World
  49. Dec 20, 2016Jihadis and Sympathizers vs. Christians and Westerners
  50. Dec 16, 2016Woodward Book Club – Wright Brothers Chapter 4
  51. Dec 5, 2016Candy Cane Christmas Tree Farm
  52. Nov 7, 2016Closing Arguments for Presidential Election
  53. Nov 6, 2016Pugh Analysis for Presidential Election
  54. Oct 30, 2016Should Christians Vote?
  55. Oct 24, 2016Woodward Book Club: Wright Brothers Chapter 3
  56. Oct 1, 2016Thoughts for a Football Sunday
  57. Sep 28, 2016Woodward Book Club: Wright Brothers Chapter 2
  58. Sep 21, 2016A Devotional Post Worth Sharing
  59. Sep 19, 2016Dialogue with Skeptics – Worthwhile or a Waste of Time?
  60. Sep 12, 2016Woodward Breakfast & Book Club Second Meeting Notes
  61. Aug 31, 2016Woodward Breakfast & Book Club Meeting September 2
  62. Aug 17, 2016Woodward Breakfast & Book Club First Meeting Notes
  63. Aug 12, 2016Walk & Talk with GM & Pontiac Leaders
  64. Aug 1, 2016Woodward Breakfast & Book Club First Meeting Aug 5
  65. Jul 29, 2016Introducing Woodward Breakfast & Book Club
  66. Jul 27, 2016Woodward Breakfast Club First Meeting August 5
  67. May 2, 2016Urban Deer Overpopulation and Road Safety
  68. Apr 10, 2016Worldwide Rallies April 16 to Support Bodnariu Family
  69. Feb 15, 2016Washington’s Birthday Reflections 2016
  70. Feb 8, 2016FIRST LEGO League – Senior Solutions
  71. Feb 1, 2016To Vote or Not to Vote? Presidential Primaries
  72. Jan 25, 2016Girl Without a Name
  73. Jan 11, 2016Goals for the New Year
  74. Jan 4, 2016Epiphany – Wise Men Still Seek Him
  75. Dec 21, 2015Christmas – Secular and Sacred Celebrations
  76. Nov 28, 2015Creative Christmas Marketing
  77. Nov 20, 2015New campaign tactic for Democrats
  78. Oct 4, 2015Oregon Judge Recuses from Gay Weddings, Accused by Panel
  79. Sep 28, 2015Pope Francis Visits the USA
  80. Sep 21, 2015Grace Centers of Hope Wins $25,000 Grant
  81. Sep 7, 2015Prisoner of Conscience
  82. Aug 31, 2015Grace Centers of Hope Nominated for National Award
  83. Aug 20, 2015Masterpiece Cakeshop Update
  84. Jun 25, 2015Brain Tumor and Depression GM Lifesteps talk
  85. Jun 19, 2015Handling Life’s Challenges
  86. May 20, 2015Memorial Day: Remembering those who serve
  87. Apr 28, 2015Gay Marriage Cases Heard by Supreme Court
  88. Apr 27, 2015National Day of Prayer May 7 at GMPT-Pontiac
  89. Apr 13, 2015March Madness
  90. Apr 2, 2015Holy Week – Palm Sunday to Good Friday to Easter
  91. Mar 2, 2015Native American History and Issues – Part 3
  92. Feb 25, 2015Native American History and Issues – Part 2
  93. Feb 9, 2015USA Melting Pot club introduction
  94. Feb 9, 2015Native American Lunch & Learn Slides
  95. Jan 26, 20152015 March for Life in Washington DC
  96. Jan 12, 2015Gay Marriage to the Supreme Court?
  97. Dec 29, 2014Michigan Analogy for Korean Peninsula
  98. Dec 1, 2014Candy Cane Tree Farm
  99. Nov 17, 2014FIRST LEGO League – a great experience for young people
  100. Nov 10, 2014Idaho Religious Freedom Lawsuit
  101. Nov 8, 2014Commentary on Appeals Court Ruling Upholding Opposite-Sex Marriage
  102. Oct 31, 2014Candy to Quarters for Grace Centers of Hope
  103. Oct 27, 2014Analysis of State Senate and State Rep Races
  104. Oct 20, 2014AnnMarie DeVito Endorses Mike Bosnic
  105. Oct 20, 2014Analysis of 41st District State Rep Race
  106. Sep 29, 2014Analysis of 52-4 District Judge Race
  107. Aug 29, 2014Founders’ Ideas on Freedom of Religion
  108. Jul 28, 2014Chuck Moss Election Survey
  109. Jul 24, 2014Ethan Baker Election Survey
  110. Jul 21, 2014Marty Knollenberg Election Survey
  111. Jul 15, 2014Mike Bosnic for District Judge
  112. Jun 27, 2014Ryan Fishman Election Survey
  113. Jun 26, 2014Al Gui Election Survey
  114. Jun 24, 2014Rocky Raczkowski Election Survey
  115. Jun 20, 2014Mike Bosnic Election Survey
  116. Jun 18, 2014AnnMarie DeVito Election Survey
  117. Jun 16, 2014Maureen McGinnis Election Survey
  118. Jun 9, 2014District Judge Survey
  119. Jun 2, 2014Election Survey
  120. May 22, 2014Elections in Ukraine May 25; highlights of May 19 library meeting
  121. May 21, 2014Bicycling Presentation from May 9 Lunch & Learn
  122. May 9, 2014May 9 Meeting Agenda
  123. May 5, 2014Is God Dead or Alive?
  124. Apr 14, 2014Turning the Light On in Pontiac
  125. Apr 7, 2014Rezoning, Round Two
  126. Mar 10, 2014Lent – Preparation for Easter
  127. Mar 3, 2014Religious Liberty Defended by ADF
  128. Feb 25, 2014Mighty Mac Bridge
  129. Feb 24, 2014Creation – Evolution Debate
  130. Feb 20, 2014Washington’s Birthday Reflections
  131. Jan 27, 2014Watch for Rezoning Signs
  132. Jan 13, 2014Slides for Troy City Council Meeting
  133. Jan 13, 2014USA Melting Pot club update to Troy City Council
  134. Dec 16, 2013Frankenmuth, Michigan – Giving Thanks
  135. Dec 14, 2013Silent Night – Shepherds Made it Known
  136. Dec 2, 2013Candy Cane Tree Farm
  137. Nov 23, 2013Remembering Gettysburg and the Civil War
  138. Nov 6, 2013teamGM Week of Service at Grace Centers of Hope
  139. Sep 3, 2012Loreley poem – German language
  140. Sep 2, 2012Hardo Barths – Germany, Part 1
  141. Sep 2, 2012Hardo Barths – Germany, Part 2
  142. Jun 28, 2012Canoeing & Kayaking
  143. Jun 28, 2012India Overview
  144. Jun 28, 2012India Food, Dance, USA Immigrants
  145. May 31, 2012American Chinese – Weilou Gao – 31 May 2012
  146. May 31, 2012Bike Trailer Design – Ken Patton – 31 May 2012
  147. May 15, 2012Introducing USA Melting Pot