I've identified as a minimalist for about a decade. Within this 10-year period, I've learned a lot about myself, my life patterns, and what truly brings me joy. In this post, I'm going to focus on the five most important lessons that have impacted me the most.Read More
The Man was a Legend
US Air Force educated Engineer at Mission Control in Houston: Gemini and Apollo 11 Space Program. Engineer on the Voyager and Helios Deep Space Probes at Jet Propulsion Labs in Pasadena, CA
Dear Dad,Happy Father's Day! It's been a couple of years since we last celebrated this day together. Two years, in fact, since pulmonary fibrosis finally claimed your last, gasping breath. Two years since I organized my daily schedule around your needs: something that I have never regretted doing.You can consider this blog post an equivalent to buying a card and leaving it on your grave. By the way, I'd never do that simply because of the waste. Besides, you already know how I feel about you.Read More
In October of 2017, eight months following my dad's passing, I moved to Orange County in Southern California to take a position in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry as a Proposal Manager for a firm in Costa Mesa.Read More
What's the commitment?
To take one action every day—no matter how small or seemingly insignificant—that brings you closer to your goal."
Without this one basic commitment—made to yourself and no one else—you will forever be lost in a swirling toilet bowl of despair, complaining that you don't have enough money, comparing yourself to others that are better off than you and, very likely, consistently leading a life of chronic disappointment. That's no way to live.Read More
What is it about your life that makes it meaningful?
It's not an easy question to answer. There are numerous factors to consider, including the people that impact our lives on a frequent basis, the roles we play in the lives of others, how we conduct ourselves on a day-to-day basis, how we treat wait staff, even our attitude toward those who find themselves without a home. Whatever the right answer is for you, one thing should be clear...Read More