Write a book. Make a difference.

I’ve always wanted to write a book. Not a novel or tall tale, but something in nonfiction. Writing a fictional book is one thing. Writing a book that will educate or help other people is another and I think that’s what interests me the most. Blogging kind of gives you that opportunity to dip your [...]

1,100 Dunkin’ Donuts within a 50-mile radius of Boston

Did you know there are over 1,100 Dunkin’ Donuts within a 50-mile radius of the city of Boston? The first question most people ask is: Why? Why why why why why? It doesn’t make sense. However, what you probably never knew is that Dunkin’ Donuts originated in Boston. That’s the reason it’s so popular and [...]

Your children are your legacy

My children will be my legacy, not my work. It’s no secret that I enjoy my work. I love to think about new ideas, work with cutting-edge technology, and try to make a difference in the world. And in all of these thoughts, I wonder what my legacy will be. What grand company or invention [...]

Stud finders are amazing

Stud finders are amazing. For years, I’ve always resorted to the old “knock on the wall” trick for finding studs in the wall when hanging pictures or shelves. I have to admit, I’m not the best when it comes to figuring out which sound indicates I’ve found a stud. I’m probably wrong like, 99% of [...]

Why we put things off, Part 2

We put things off if we don’t feel the consequences. So how do we break the habit? Sometimes we don’t just procrastinate, we actually won’t do something if we don’t immediately feel the consequences. If I don’t brush my teeth tonight, will it matter? Tomorrow I’ll feel the same, but in the long run it [...]

Why we put things off

Everyone procrastinates, you and I included. But why? One reason (of many) has to do with the felt consequences of putting something off. I can put off seeing the dentist for my checkup because I won’t feel any consequences if I don’t. The same goes for my car. I know I need to check the [...]

What if they don’t get the joke?

Be careful if you’re playing a joke on people you don’t know well. They might not get it. I love to joke around, but sometimes you have to err on the side of caution. Take Borat for example. If you don’t know the character and understand the kind of humor he’s portraying, you might get [...]

How do deaf people think?

It may sound like a silly question, but it’s actually an interesting one. How do deaf people think? At RIT, I was able to experience deaf culture in the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. It was very educational, but sometimes there are questions you’re a little reluctant to ask. One of those is: In [...]

Rock the boat, baby

I was listening to a radio station the other day that started playing “Rock the Boat” by Hues Corporation. Now, besides being an awesome song, the lyrics are what caught my ear: (Rock the boat) Don’t rock the boat, baby (Rock the boat) Don’t tip the boat over If you’re someone who likes to “rock [...]

Teaching and talking

If you can teach someone how to tie a tie without showing them, you might be cut out to be a teacher. One thing I learned as a lab instructor in college was that being a teacher meant more than just knowing your stuff. A good teacher not only knows the material, but teaches it [...]

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