Monday was the 26th anniversary of my birth. It was also my 26th lap around the sun and my 9498th day alive. To much of the world it was just another dreaded Monday. To the universe it was a brief moment in time, experienced and then forgotten. Birthdays are a natural time to review the […]
Several weeks ago I had made a declaration that I was going to relaunch Better Grad Student on June 1st. If you were go to the domain bettergradstudent.com you would find that there is nothing there. I’m having to push back the launch and I wanted to be clear about why. When I originally made […]
I spent a lot of time recently trying to emulate other people. I looked at all the great things that other people were doing (Chris Guillebeau, Colin Wright, Joshua Millburn, Ryan Nicodemus, Leo Babauta, Ev Bogue and on and on) and I was trying to emulate their success. I wondered if I should travel the […]
I’ve delayed long enough. It is time for me to live. It is time for you to live. I spent too long putting this off. Just starting this filled me with fear, but the mere thought of doing it, filled me with excitement. What if I fail? What if they don’t like it? What if […]
Welcome to Engineering the Uncommon. My name is Taylor and I'm on a mission to do something different with my life. I'm an engineer, a writer, and all around polymath. I write about topics that interest me as well as ways to live consciously, deliberately, awesomely, and without limitations. Spend some time checking out the content and please feel free to contact me through, email, Twitter, or Google+.