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 has also written occasional auto-related articles for the GM Fastlane blog. 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 and 17 U.S. patents. 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. 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 almost 35 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. Nov 10, 2019Safety Issue – Troy’s Deer Overpopulation
  2. Oct 31, 2019Overdevelopment in Troy – Town Center proposal
  3. Oct 28, 2019Pause in Dear Deer articles
  4. Oct 26, 2019Coyotes & deer – unsafe for pets, people
  5. Oct 22, 2019Deer Countermeasures
  6. Oct 22, 2019Summer 1981 & 1984 European Bicycle Tours
  7. Oct 20, 2019Troy Neighborhoods & Deer
  8. Sep 30, 2019Troy Nature Center & Deer
  9. Sep 19, 2019Disturbing Farewell Email
  10. Sep 15, 2019Adams Road Deer Crossing
  11. Sep 15, 2019Two week tour of Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Czech Republic
  12. Aug 6, 2019Accurate news about our President
  13. Aug 5, 2019President Trump’s Speech on the Mass Shootings
  14. Jul 18, 2019Memories from 1969 – Moon Landing and the “Cradle of Astronauts”
  15. Jun 17, 2019Equality Act – some people are more equal than others…
  16. Apr 5, 2019Unplanned, a new movie worth seeing
  17. Mar 29, 2019National Popular Vote – bad for America
  18. Feb 7, 2019Bias in the news media
  19. Jan 10, 2019Goals for the New Year 2019
  20. Jan 7, 2019Christmas Traditions Around the World
  21. Nov 5, 2018Michigan Ballot Proposal 3 – Motor Voter and more
  22. Oct 29, 2018Ballot Proposals
  23. Oct 15, 2018Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act part 3
  24. Oct 11, 2018Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act
  25. Oct 6, 2018Michigan Recreational Marijuana Proposal
  26. Jul 31, 2018Michigan Senate Race & Congressional Pensions
  27. May 30, 2018Memorial Day Reflections
  28. May 7, 2018Jackie Fredrickson’s Traverse
  29. Apr 22, 2018No Maverick Molecules – Death and Taxes
  30. Apr 17, 2018Michigan Analogy for Korea
  31. Apr 14, 2018No Maverick Molecules – Brain Tumor and Depression
  32. Mar 12, 2018Columbus, Indiana’s investment in architecture
  33. Feb 15, 2018Lent – Preparation for Easter
  34. Jan 15, 2018Ecumenical Catechism, What Do Christians Believe? (Part 1)
  35. Jan 8, 2018Michigan Car Dealer Helps Prevent Suicide
  36. Jan 6, 2018Goals for the New Year 2018
  37. Jan 1, 20182017 Year End Review
  38. Nov 6, 2017Ecumenical Catechism, What Do Christians Believe? (Part 7)
  39. Nov 1, 2017Troy Town Center – Boon or Boondoggle?
  40. Oct 30, 2017Reformation 500th Anniversary and Ecumenical Catechism, Part 6
  41. Oct 23, 2017Ecumenical Catechism: What Do Christians Believe? (Part 5)
  42. Oct 2, 2017Ecumenical Catechism: What Do Christians Believe? (Part 4)
  43. Sep 11, 2017Ecumenical Catechism: What Do Christians Believe? (Part 3)
  44. Sep 8, 2017Bad Advice for Colin Kaepernick
  45. Aug 26, 2017Michigan Senators Obstructed Judicial Nominee
  46. Aug 25, 2017Conservative Surge in the States
  47. Aug 24, 2017Fanny Crosby: America’s Hymn Queen
  48. Aug 21, 2017This is My Father’s World
  49. Aug 14, 2017Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
  50. Aug 9, 2017Ecumenical Catechism: What Do Christians Believe?
  51. Aug 1, 2017The Michigan Declaration
  52. Jul 27, 2017The Detroit Riots: A Vietnam Vet’s Perspective
  53. Jul 24, 2017The Detroit Riots 50 Year Anniversary
  54. Jul 19, 2017The News Media’s Double Standard
  55. Jul 17, 2017Media Bias – Deliberate and Unintentional
  56. Jul 10, 2017Life is Worth Fighting For
  57. Jun 27, 2017High Court Will Hear Colorado Baker’s Religious Liberty Case
  58. May 20, 2017More on the Christian Trinity
  59. May 15, 2017Is the Christian Trinity a Contradiction?
  60. May 8, 2017Will it Play in Peoria?
  61. Apr 29, 2017Border Wall – Humane or Horrible?
  62. Apr 28, 2017The Battle of Berkeley –Will Freedom Win?
  63. Feb 27, 2017Hawaii Travel Tips – Oahu
  64. Jan 30, 2017President Trump’s Refugee Vetting Order
  65. Jan 23, 2017Women’s March 2017 and March for Life
  66. Jan 7, 2017Goals for the New Year 2017
  67. Jan 6, 2017Epiphany – Wise Men Visited a Toddler
  68. Jan 4, 2017Trump Cabinet Nominees in the Crosshairs of Democrats
  69. Jan 2, 2017Pre and Post-Election Analysis by Prominent Christians
  70. Dec 31, 2016Second Amendment Rights Likely to be Upheld
  71. Dec 30, 2016Ukrainian Stalemate – Across Three Winters… and Counting
  72. Dec 29, 2016Forgotten War in Ukraine
  73. Dec 26, 2016Berlin Terror Suspect Killed in Milano
  74. Dec 22, 2016Christmas Traditions Around the World
  75. Dec 20, 2016Jihadis and Sympathizers vs. Christians and Westerners
  76. Dec 16, 2016Woodward Book Club – Wright Brothers Chapter 4
  77. Dec 5, 2016Candy Cane Christmas Tree Farm
  78. Nov 7, 2016Closing Arguments for Presidential Election
  79. Nov 6, 2016Pugh Analysis for Presidential Election
  80. Oct 30, 2016Should Christians Vote?
  81. Oct 24, 2016Woodward Book Club: Wright Brothers Chapter 3
  82. Oct 1, 2016Thoughts for a Football Sunday
  83. Sep 28, 2016Woodward Book Club: Wright Brothers Chapter 2
  84. Sep 21, 2016A Devotional Post Worth Sharing
  85. Sep 19, 2016Dialogue with Skeptics – Worthwhile or a Waste of Time?
  86. Sep 12, 2016Woodward Breakfast & Book Club Second Meeting Notes
  87. Aug 31, 2016Woodward Breakfast & Book Club Meeting September 2
  88. Aug 17, 2016Woodward Breakfast & Book Club First Meeting Notes
  89. Aug 12, 2016Walk & Talk with GM & Pontiac Leaders
  90. Aug 1, 2016Woodward Breakfast & Book Club First Meeting Aug 5
  91. Jul 29, 2016Introducing Woodward Breakfast & Book Club
  92. Jul 27, 2016Woodward Breakfast Club First Meeting August 5
  93. May 2, 2016Urban Deer Overpopulation and Road Safety
  94. Apr 10, 2016Worldwide Rallies April 16 to Support Bodnariu Family
  95. Feb 15, 2016Washington’s Birthday Reflections 2016
  96. Feb 8, 2016FIRST LEGO League – Senior Solutions
  97. Feb 1, 2016To Vote or Not to Vote? Presidential Primaries
  98. Jan 25, 2016Girl Without a Name
  99. Jan 11, 2016Goals for the New Year
  100. Jan 4, 2016Epiphany – Wise Men Still Seek Him
  101. Dec 21, 2015Christmas – Secular and Sacred Celebrations
  102. Nov 28, 2015Creative Christmas Marketing
  103. Nov 20, 2015New campaign tactic for Democrats
  104. Oct 4, 2015Oregon Judge Recuses from Gay Weddings, Accused by Panel
  105. Sep 28, 2015Pope Francis Visits the USA
  106. Sep 21, 2015Grace Centers of Hope Wins $25,000 Grant
  107. Sep 7, 2015Prisoner of Conscience
  108. Aug 31, 2015Grace Centers of Hope Nominated for National Award
  109. Aug 20, 2015Masterpiece Cakeshop Update
  110. Jun 25, 2015Brain Tumor and Depression GM Lifesteps talk
  111. Jun 19, 2015Handling Life’s Challenges
  112. May 20, 2015Memorial Day: Remembering those who serve
  113. Apr 28, 2015Gay Marriage Cases Heard by Supreme Court
  114. Apr 27, 2015National Day of Prayer May 7 at GMPT-Pontiac
  115. Apr 13, 2015March Madness
  116. Apr 2, 2015Holy Week – Palm Sunday to Good Friday to Easter
  117. Mar 2, 2015Native American History and Issues – Part 3
  118. Feb 25, 2015Native American History and Issues – Part 2
  119. Feb 9, 2015USA Melting Pot club introduction
  120. Feb 9, 2015Native American Lunch & Learn Slides
  121. Jan 26, 20152015 March for Life in Washington DC
  122. Jan 12, 2015Gay Marriage to the Supreme Court?
  123. Dec 29, 2014Michigan Analogy for Korean Peninsula
  124. Dec 1, 2014Candy Cane Tree Farm
  125. Nov 17, 2014FIRST LEGO League – a great experience for young people
  126. Nov 10, 2014Idaho Religious Freedom Lawsuit
  127. Nov 8, 2014Commentary on Appeals Court Ruling Upholding Opposite-Sex Marriage
  128. Oct 31, 2014Candy to Quarters for Grace Centers of Hope
  129. Oct 27, 2014Analysis of State Senate and State Rep Races
  130. Oct 20, 2014AnnMarie DeVito Endorses Mike Bosnic
  131. Oct 20, 2014Analysis of 41st District State Rep Race
  132. Sep 29, 2014Analysis of 52-4 District Judge Race
  133. Aug 29, 2014Founders’ Ideas on Freedom of Religion
  134. Jul 28, 2014Chuck Moss Election Survey
  135. Jul 24, 2014Ethan Baker Election Survey
  136. Jul 21, 2014Marty Knollenberg Election Survey
  137. Jul 15, 2014Mike Bosnic for District Judge
  138. Jun 27, 2014Ryan Fishman Election Survey
  139. Jun 26, 2014Al Gui Election Survey
  140. Jun 24, 2014Rocky Raczkowski Election Survey
  141. Jun 20, 2014Mike Bosnic Election Survey
  142. Jun 18, 2014AnnMarie DeVito Election Survey
  143. Jun 16, 2014Maureen McGinnis Election Survey
  144. Jun 9, 2014District Judge Survey
  145. Jun 2, 2014Election Survey
  146. May 22, 2014Elections in Ukraine May 25; highlights of May 19 library meeting
  147. May 21, 2014Bicycling Presentation from May 9 Lunch & Learn
  148. May 9, 2014May 9 Meeting Agenda
  149. May 5, 2014Is God Dead or Alive?
  150. Apr 14, 2014Turning the Light On in Pontiac
  151. Apr 7, 2014Rezoning, Round Two
  152. Mar 10, 2014Lent – Preparation for Easter
  153. Mar 3, 2014Religious Liberty Defended by ADF
  154. Feb 25, 2014Mighty Mac Bridge
  155. Feb 24, 2014Creation – Evolution Debate
  156. Feb 20, 2014Washington’s Birthday Reflections
  157. Jan 27, 2014Watch for Rezoning Signs
  158. Jan 13, 2014Slides for Troy City Council Meeting
  159. Jan 13, 2014USA Melting Pot club update to Troy City Council
  160. Dec 16, 2013Frankenmuth, Michigan – Giving Thanks
  161. Dec 14, 2013Silent Night – Shepherds Made it Known
  162. Dec 2, 2013Candy Cane Tree Farm
  163. Nov 23, 2013Remembering Gettysburg and the Civil War
  164. Nov 6, 2013teamGM Week of Service at Grace Centers of Hope
  165. Sep 3, 2012Loreley poem – German language
  166. Sep 2, 2012Hardo Barths – Germany, Part 1
  167. Sep 2, 2012Hardo Barths – Germany, Part 2
  168. Jun 28, 2012Canoeing & Kayaking
  169. Jun 28, 2012India Overview
  170. Jun 28, 2012India Food, Dance, USA Immigrants
  171. May 31, 2012American Chinese – Weilou Gao – 31 May 2012
  172. May 31, 2012Bike Trailer Design – Ken Patton – 31 May 2012
  173. May 15, 2012Introducing USA Melting Pot