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Colin Sawyer

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Leave the world a better place than you came into it. I try to live my life according to that philosophy. I'm a blue-collar kind of guy; going to college, raising a family, and still learning. After almost 6 years as an infantryman in the army, I decided I wanted to go back to school and see what the world has in store for me. A few years and many classes later, here I am.
In the age of all-intrusive politics and keyboard warriors, it is all too often that people push their opinions on others as though they are facts of life. You are instantly shamed if you disagree with their opinions, too. That...
How did our quote of the day begin? We began showcasing a quote every day. The quote encapsulates our ethos, pathos, or logos. And, sometimes it will cover two or all of the rhetorical tools. Our goal is to not...
Whether you call it a latrine, loo, or water closet; or, a privy, dunny, or crapper this article is for you. We have many names for the toilet.  We have many types of porcelain thrones, as well. Humans spend...

The Art of Making Art

"A 6 am idea here about art. An article covering the process of what it takes to create something, from an artist's perspective. I guess both a physical, a mental and an emotional covering of creation. Just a thought here."  ...
When you hear about friends being down, you try to help them through it as best you can.  So when I heard about my friends being down, I reached out and asked if me being there would help.  In...
We often hear it said that a man is a jack of all trades and a master of none.  That's a bastardization of an original phrase which people tend to not use these days.  Mastery seems to have fallen...
Ladies, Thank you for the greatest sports season I have ever been a part of.  You worked your tails off.  And, there is a measurable difference in how much you have progressed in a short amount of time.  My volunteering...
Not everything Manly has to do with the outdoors and shooting.  Hunting and fishing have their place.  Art also has its place.  From music used to speak from the soul to paintings that took hours and hours, days and...
Our Fun Fact Friday fact is all about testicles.  Nuts.  Balls.  Scrotes.  You get the picture. Did you know a Kenyan man, Forence Owiti Opiyo, who had the world's largest testicles just had a successful reconstructive surgery?  His gonads swelled to ten...
Six days of work. Six STEAMy articles to work your mind. Check in each week for news from the previous week. These articles will satisfy your curious mind. Sorry for the delay folks.  With that let's get right to it. Firstly,...
Memorial Day is a big deal to veterans, not because it's our day but because it's the day where we remember those who never made it back. Remembrance is the reason Happy Memorial Day from MING. Set your clock for 2:55...
Six days of work. Six STEAMy articles to work your mind. Check in each week for news from the previous week. These articles will satisfy your curious mind. Firstly, a Stanford-led team discovers improved performance with ceria (used in catalytic...
  Six days of work. Six STEAMy articles to work your mind. Check in each week for news from the previous week. These articles will satisfy your curious mind. Flash Organizations Firstly, Stanford engineers have developed new software that would allow for...
Six days of work. Six STEAMy articles to work your mind. Check in each week for news from the previous week. These articles will satisfy your curious mind. Firstly, quantum computing gains a new tool as an MIT team developed a...
I have the pleasure to volunteer myself as an assistant coach on my daughter's softball team.  It is a pleasure because of the head coach, the assistant coaches, the team, the community, and the parents of the team. The Coach The coach...
In Water in America, Part I, I discussed how to implement a large scale, flood-and-drought water solution.  Now that the water in the aqueducts has made it to the Continental Divide, it's time to "Science the shit out of...
  Six days of work. Six STEAMy articles to work your mind. Check in each week for news from the previous week. These articles will satisfy your curious mind. Firstly, engineers with MIT and King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals...
Six days of work. Six STEAMy articles to work your mind. Check in each week for news from the previous week. These articles will satisfy your curious mind. Firstly, NASA Kepler Mission project scientist Natalie Batalha, along with Michael Gillon with...
Six days of work. Six STEAMy articles to work your mind. Check in each week for news from the previous week. These articles will satisfy your curious mind. Firstly, MIT and UC-Berkeley develop a proof-of-concept device that would yield water,...
Enjoy a blast from our past about our possible future with even older past references. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k80UQWWUIYs Now that you have sufficiently enjoyed the video, let's break it down.  Sandra Bullock's character, Lenina Huxley initiates the sex adventure, which is an amazing...
Six days of work. Six STEAMy articles to work your mind. Check in each week for news from the previous week. These articles will satisfy your curious mind. First, Stanford researchers develop a mathematical model for designing new nanoporous materials...
Six days of work. Six STEAMy articles to work your mind. Check in each week for news from the previous week.  These articles will satisfy your curious mind. Firstly, MIT finds that NIH grants drive private-sector biomedicine industry. Subsequently, Stanford's XLab is...
  Traffic costs motorists billions of dollars per year in waste.  I hate waste.  Someone, somewhere, has to pay for it.  What if we eliminated traffic costs by being less wasteful?  The Trump Wall and PBS (will) cost the taxpayers...
Fatherhood is a lot like the Army in that you're dirty, shifts can last 24 hours, you're grumpy before 0700, and who exactly just shit themselves?  Luckily, army badass Frederick Edwin Garman came up with a formalized plan, known...

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