My mom and me


Happy birthday, mom. I love you.

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Engineering Audio Underload

I gotta have more pod.

A call for more engineering related podcasts.
And, some great titles to catch in the meantime.

My favorite cell phone accessory

I'm awesome.

Sometimes it’s all about the little things in life.

How to increase your engineering salary

Fit this in your back pocket?

Simple (but not easy) steps you can take to make more money as an Engineer.

Life Upfront wins the Liebster Blog Award

Finally, some recognition.

Life Upfront won the Liebster Blog Award.
Read 11 unusual facts about me.

Video: Clayton Christensen on business and life

Here's a dilemma for you.

Best known for “The Innovator’s Dilemma”, Clay Christensen delivers an engaging presentation covering the application of some of his business insights to your personal life.

My hometown needs your help

We need your help.

Help my hometown recover from these devastating tornadoes.

Christmas shopping for a road warrior


Looking for something your favorite road warrior will drool over? Here’s a little kit you can put together cheaply that will do the trick!

How you like me now?

I'm bringing simple back.

A new look and feel for my blog.
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