Tip: Don’t use “autocorrect” when typing. It often does not work. I’ve edited a lot of stories where it is obvious that 1) the author used autocorrect and 2) the author never bothered to read over their work (or they would have caught where 1 was used!).
Thought: “The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.” – C.G. Jung
Teaser: If your character were awakened out of a sound sleep and asked to describe himself in generalities – father, Midwesterner, engineer – what words would he blurt out?