I am a mechanical engineer, and also a writer. Every single day, I come up with a new idea for a book that I'd like to write. I sit down in the morning and get down 250 words or so on the topic. The next day, I have a completely new book idea, and so I start working on that. The result of this madness is a large number of short pieces of writing. Some of them are kind of fun, I think. So I decided to post them here.