About the Hot Needle

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.” – Robert Heinlein

I’ve changed a diaper, maintained Minuteman III ICBMs, butchered a deer, sailed a 30 foot sail boat on the Great Lakes, designed integral parts of building systems, written some poetry and short stories, balanced a few accounts, built some walls, gardens, and cabins, been trained in a lot of first aid, become a scuba diving instructor, performed a Harold, and the list goes on.

The Hot Needle of Inquiry is my blog for my loves, random musings, health lessons, a creative outlet, sociopolitical opinion pages, and documenting my journey through life.  Basically, efficiently getting to what matters most.  I’ve toyed with starting this for several months and have finally settled on the right way to compartmentalize professional and personal life.  This blog represents my personal life, opinions, and journey.  It has very little focus other than things I enjoy.  The spread spectrum is intentional.  Efficiently getting to all life offers is what matters most.  In the words of Robert Heinlein, “Specialization is for insects.”