My attempt at extended thought on Facebook ran into a character limit for status messages. I have thought about cranking up a Blog for some time now; the Facebook limit has motivated me to start. Per the title of this site the entries will cover a spectrum of topics. To get a sense of where the ideas come from, some background. I am at heart a scientist. I have a BS in Fisheries Science and an MS in Environmental Science and my father is Geologist. Science is what I have known since I can remember. That being said, it is not what I do now. At this point in time I am a duly licensed General Contractor in the state of Washington. The reality is that I am a glorified handy man. The path to this has been anything but straight. In roughly chronological order the stops have been-- grocery store stocker, catfish farmer, crop duster loader, monument(headstones) installer, greenhouse worker, delivery driver, greenhouse maintenance supervisor, landscaper, retail nursery sales, budding software developer, self employed contractor. Basically a testament to a restless mind. The good is that I have learned a lot, the bad is it involved starting over many times. There are many lessons and stories to tell and over the course of time I will cover them one way or another. For now though I will stick to what I call Adrians Rules of Life. There are five and like most things they are not necessarily original to me. They do however seem to encapsulate my experiences. With out further ado the rules, further detail to follow: 1) The good will take care of itself, its the bad you have to plan for. 2) Easy is difficult. 3) Its all the same problem. 4) The more I know the less I know. 5) Don't depend on a negative.