For 4 days I went to Las Vegas to spend time with my Dad and Uncle at the 2017 Consumer Electronic Show (CES). The show and the city itself left me with conflicting thoughts and feelings and I wanted to unpack these to see what’s really going on. CES is an overwhelming experience. There are […]
A recent article in the New York Times highlighted some of the reasons I fell in love with writing. The author teaches nonfiction writing to graduates and undergraduates at several prestigious universities. Each year she fears she’ll be out of a job because the incoming crop of students will already know how to write. Each […]
The more I delve into the world of personal development and growth, the more I see the same message repeated in varied ways. Each person has their own spin on the topic, but generally every suggestion, action, or belief can be whittled down to a shared fundament and it’s usually something we already know but […]
I had mentioned in my last post that there were five different tests that I had taken as a part of my vocational assessment. I covered the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator in some detail which, I hope, gave you a better idea of my personality. I’m going to cover two tests in this post: Career Thoughts […]
I recently had the opportunity to partake in some vocational counseling offered by my school. I’ve been seeing a counselor at the Psychological and Counseling Center (PCC) for over a year and one of the topics we recently discussed was anxiety that I was having about my future career choices after graduate school. Like many […]
For those of you who are not aware, I’m what you might call a legitimate scientist. My daily work involves studying cancer metabolism but my training is in chemical engineering. I say this not to toot my own horn, but rather to give you some perspective on my mentality. My mindset comes from a very […]
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+.