Rather than try to explain why I haven’t made a post lately and give lame excuses as to my absence, I’ll just sum it up by saying shit happens and focus was lost. But I’m back in action, ready to slam some words into a cogent structure. I’ve been watching several motivational videos over the […]
This question was posed to me in epistolary form by Christopher Hitchens. In his Letters to a Young Contrarian, he mentions this philosophy in passing, as an afterthought. But it stuck with me through the rest of the book and I had to write it down immediately in my notebook. This isn’t some tautology. There […]
I’m not giving in to security under pressure. I’m not missing out on the promise of adventure. I’m not giving up on implausible dreams. Experience to extremes. Those are lyrics from an excellent Rush song titled The Enemy Within. This song has resonated with me very strongly over the past few weeks because of the […]
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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+.