Congress has just passed a huge infrastructure bill to improve the systems that make it possible for us to move goods and information as efficiently as possible. Anyone who has driven more than a few hundred miles knows how important it is to have good roads and bridges. Being without power or water for an extended time adds appreciation for the convenience that reliable services provide for us.

I have written about infrastructure before. It still fascinates me. Being in the middle of a major bathroom renovation has made me appreciate it on a micro level even more. Infrastructure is what makes the world work. Building it takes planning, time, skill, and patience. When it works properly, we don’t really notice it. When it breaks, it is disruptive to life and immediately becomes the most important thing on our agendas.

Sean Niestrath lives and ministers in Madisonville. You may contact him via email at

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