Sharpening the Saw

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’m a Franklin Planner addict. I’ve been using my planner for over 2 decades and couldn’t function without it. One of the early founders in in the “Personal Organization” […]


When Slopes Fail – Part 1

There are some people I know, when talking about their “college days,” who can recite chapters & verses of classes they took. They can remember class numbers, people in the class, problems they solved, the […]



Googling Isn’t Engineering

When is the last time that you used “Free Body Diagram” in a sentence? You smiled after you read that, right? You were immediately teleported back to a simpler time. Your high school Physics class, […]

Prime Coat Calculations for IDOT

About a year ago, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) changed the way it measures & pays for bituminous prime coat. What used to be a simple computation became complicated (just like everything in construction anymore….). [...]

It’s About Service

Competitive Advantage. As I’ve embarked on this journey of chronicling numerous aspects of my professional work, I’ve been thinking about the trajectory of the content. Where is it going? Who is reading it? Is anyone [...]