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Eric Halpenny, Author

Blogs feel egocentric to me, but that’s my 1980’s brain talking. These days, it’s just another way of saying “hello” (I’m not convincing you, I’m convincing me). So, hello to you. This is me.

I don’t like talking about myself. Apparently, I don’t mind talking about talking about myself, though.

I was born in the 70s (1979, but that still counts as the 70s) in Halifax, Nova Scotia (that’s in Canada…I shouldn’t have to say that, but there are THOSE people…). I consider myself a child of the 80s, though. My kids wonder if we had cars and electricity “back then.” I am the second of nine children, and have spent a surprisingly long time getting to know my younger brothers and sisters (still a work in progress), since I moved away to college long before some of them would remember me.

I have a B.S. in chemical engineering from BYU and I’m a registered professional chemical engineer in California, and am one of the members of the committee that develops the national engineering licensing exam for all chemical engineers. I have worked as a consultant, a process engineer, and a power plant engineer. I’ve had a rewarding career. Throughout my career, however, I wanted to add one thing to that list: author.

And that’s what I have finally done. It feels like a departure, though, not an arrival. I still have a lot of unfinished books on my hard drive. I have one almost finished book that I am struggling to complete. This is possibly (hopefully) the beginning of a new chapter (annnnnd….I also like puns).