Inspired by Derek Sivers, this page is a snapshot into what’s front & center in my going’s on currently.
Last Updated: January 1, 2021
Busier than ever doing constructability & traffic control reviews of plans being submitted to the Illinois Tollway.
Working from home since March, 2020: Today is Day 197.
Purging & minimizing our wares, moresoe our kids’ wares (clothes, old toys & non-essentials).
When you own a home, there are ALWAYS chores: Up next, painting the laundry room.
Basement jiu jitsu solo drilling. The dojo has been restricted this year, but I’m getting at least 2 nights/week solo drilling to keep my body moving.
I have been devouring books lately. Since November, I’ve finished:
–“The Matheny Manifesto” (Mike Matheny)
–“In the Company of Soldiers (Rick Atkinson)
I’m currently reading:
–“Man’s Search for Meaning” (Dr. Victor Fankl)
–“Purple Cow” (Seth Godin)
–“Small Unit Leadership (Col. Dandridge M. Malone)
–“Hal More on Leadership (Mike Guardia)
Podcasts consume my listening:
–Seth Godin’s Start-up School
–Average Jake Firefighter Podcast
Here at the website, I’ve been writing a lot about training & preparation. I’ve been doing a lot of self-education, making a point of diving into engineering, emergency management, traffic incident management & railroad safety topics. As an industry, civil engineers don’t train enough.
–How can I create training programs for construction engineers?
–How much more “stuff” can we purge out of our house?