• Three Things That Require Zero Talent

    Three Things That Require Zero Talent

    Jan 20, 2022

    I was planning to write about a popular meme of Ten Things that require Zero Talent, but ended up creating a new and much shorter list specifically for problem solving. Works for other skills too.

  • Kneepads


    Dec 15, 2021

    I recently found a missing tool. I had not realized how essential this tool was to me until I went all spring and summer without it.

  • Freedom and Responsibility

    Freedom and Responsibility

    Nov 11, 2021

    Food for thought and discussion.

  • The Power of Repetition

    The Power of Repetition

    Oct 5, 2021

    The power of repetition can work for you or against your long term interests. Understanding this simple concept can help you become a Pretty Good Problem Solver.

  • Steal These Ideas

    Steal These Ideas

    Jul 23, 2021

    You might be surprised that I am encouraging you to steal my best ideas. In the best case, you already have.

  • Is there value in Getting a 4 year degree versus a 2 year degree?

    Is there value in Getting a 4 year degree versus a 2 year degree?

    Apr 8, 2021

    During a Zoom call I gave a quick answer to a question that really deserved a much more detailed response.

  • More EE Interview Questions

    More EE Interview Questions

    Mar 12, 2021

    Electrical Engineering students seem to enjoy articles that help them prepare for job interviews. Here is one about schematic diagrams and includes some possible answers.

  • Tools Redux (3)

    Tools Redux (3)

    Jan 26, 2021

    A couple of recent household repairs got me to thinking about tools again.

  • What Are You Reading? (3)

    What Are You Reading? (3)

    Dec 8, 2020

    Here is a report on a book I recently read. What are you reading?

  • If I Could See It, I Could Fix It

    If I Could See It, I Could Fix It

    Oct 17, 2020

    A recent home maintenance task reminded me of my own imperfections.

  • We Think We are Improving

    We Think We are Improving

    Aug 10, 2020

    Marketing-driven organizations can easily damage customer perception with an over-zealous campaign.

  • Fear


    Jul 6, 2020

    Fear is one of our most basic instincts. We need to think hard about whether some fears are helping or hurting us.

  • Patience, Please

    Patience, Please

    Mar 30, 2020

    During troubling times like these, we could all benefit from a little patience.

  • Weaknesses


    Mar 8, 2020

    Surprising as it seems, admitting your weaknesses can help improve your problem-solving skills.

  • Batteries


    Feb 12, 2020

    We all use a lot of battery operated devices. Some common AA and AAA size batteries seem prone to leaking and damaging the device.

  • Tools Redux (2)

    Tools Redux (2)

    Jan 6, 2020

    There is a long history of craftsmen securing good income by becoming experts with some tools.

  • What Are You Reading? (2)

    What Are You Reading? (2)

    Dec 16, 2019

    Occasionally, I like to share some comments about the joy of reading.

  • Thankfulness


    Dec 5, 2019

    The recent Thanksgiving Holiday leads me to write about the things for which I am thankful.

  • Ambidextrous


    Nov 11, 2019

    When we learn to do any task a specific way, we often find it difficult to do that same task any other way.

  • Stop Guessing

    Stop Guessing

    Oct 3, 2019

    A short review of a book by Nat Greene, describing 9 behaviors of great problem solvers.

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