Army ROTC Advance Camp 2017

First off, let me just say that Advanced Camp was the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Up until that point, it had been taking 19 credits last summer while Shalene was pregnant. I feel lame for saying camp was hard. Granted, it was meant to be, but nothing individually was actually too difficult. The conditions […]

Weekly Whatevers

Back from training this summer! I had amazing experiences and really pushed myself to the limit (not that I had much of a choice). I also gained valuable friendships and connections. More on those to follow in other posts. Some goodies since I’ve been back… Focus I try to read an article I have saved to […]

Weekly Whatevers

If I Could Own a Professional Sports Team… I’d buy the Washington Capitals. Being from Virginia, we didn’t have any professional teams. DC was the closest bet, and all their teams (Redskins & Nationals) aside from the Caps suck. I don’t know anything about DC United, though. I actually loved penguins so much growing up that […]

5 Lessons Learned from a Scholarship Application

I recently submitted an application for the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) scholarship. I had previously applied as a freshman at Boise State but didn’t get the award. There’s only one winner per state of a $1,000 scholarship, a membership, and a tour of a local military base and its engineering assets. This go-around, […]

Idaho Entrepreneur Challenge: SpareSpace

Inception The whole thing started in the summer of 2016. I was interested in being more involved as an entrepreneur and was looking for another venture to undertake. My brother-in-law, Stuart, mentioned at one point wanting to go into his own business, so we met up in Old Town at The Red Poppy Cafe for a […]

Weekly Finds

First things first, I need a catchy name. Please help! I enjoy the rapid-read of Tim Ferriss’s 5-Bullet Friday, which I’ve adopted, but I need a way to name these posts to capture what I’m doing without being boring. Go! New Jam It’s clearly been awhile since I’ve posted one of these. I found “Trampoline” […]


It finally happened! Not only did I fulfill literally years of daydreaming about returning to Germany, but Shalene’s lifelong dream of visiting the historical Fatherland came true. It was one exhausting trip, but we couldn’t help loving every minute of it. Day 1 & 2—Travel We dropped Eva off on Thursday, but our journey began […]