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Trending Upward

Does anyone else graph trends in their personal life? I know there's a point at which it's obsessive, but a little data-gathering and plotting to see what direction I'm headed is sometimes useful....and comforting.

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Handmade Life

I think I've finally done it. My life is the perfect mix of engineering, writing, music, and getting muddy. What is the best recipe for your life. What do you want to include?

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The second book is official

It's happening! My second book will be published in summer of 2017. I'll deliver it in August of 2016. I'm so tickled that I get a chance to do this again. Writing is so easy and fun!

You just sit down and write whatever comes to mind, then read it back, burst into tears because it's terrible, and throw your computer down the basement stairs. Then you slump onto the kitchen floor with a warm bottle of cheap white wine and wonder how you ever got yourself into such a mess. You repeat that for a month. After that you buckle down and write a book.

So easy.

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Second book

I'm writing the second book proposal now. The theme: Thinking like an engineer can get you out of any jam. Accidentally rode your bike into a war zone? No problem. Lied about your ability to operate an espresso machine to get a job? Covered.

Not that anyone I know would do those things.

Yes. I did those things.

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