Celebrations and Reflections

We celebrate the Risen Christ, and that is appropriate – every day.  We feast on banquets with our families, and share in God’s wonderful blessing.  That, too, is a celebration available because of God’s unceasing and immeasureable love for us.  Every Day. It’s easy to celebrate, and forget that there are children who live inContinue reading “Celebrations and Reflections”

Life is short. Use the china plates.

We had an interesting weekend, with my parents coming to town to support Shannon’s senior year participation in the pit orchestra for “Phantom of the Opera” at JJ Pearce HS.  On Saturday, in the rain, Jack participated in ‘Scouting for Food’ with his new BSA Troop 444.   Later, it was basketball with the ColtsContinue reading “Life is short. Use the china plates.”

Why School?

A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have.Steve Jobs I have to remind myselfContinue reading “Why School?”

Steel Magnolias. How Quaint.

Why Steel Magnolias?  Every seen or read the play?  Seen the movie?  Steel Magnolias is a story of friendship and relationships:  between mother and daughter, among friends, and with ourselves. I’ve determined that at one point or another in my life, I can relate to any of the characters.  Take for example, Ouiser.  Now thisContinue reading “Steel Magnolias. How Quaint.”

The Start of Something Wonderful

My professional life is surrounded with numbers, analysis and reason.  I spend a lot of my day solving newly generated problems, and trying to anticipate the next question.  I work with builders, attorneys, city staff, engineers, marketers, brokers, tenants, residents and visitors.  My professional life is a compilation of various industries that come together toContinue reading “The Start of Something Wonderful”