You do you

Maybe I've been listening to way to much pop music when I came up with that title, but it seemed appropriate after I spent the last week trying to determine what I was going to write about.  And let me be totally honest from the beginning, I was not following my own advice up until.... …

Back to School

Backpacks, pencils, paper, and a Trapper Keeper.  When I was in elementary school, that's what I remember having to bring on that dreaded first day back to school from the summer.  Things have changed a bit since then.  My child's list is a full page, requiring either a multitude of trips to various stores in …

Summer Surprise

It's 9:00 at night, and it's 90 degrees outside.... Yeah, it's definately summertime.  I'm back from the baseball game  In case your wondering, we didn't win it all, but hey, we're in first place again this year.  So far summer has been chalk full of the typical things; summer camp, sports competitions, bar-b-q's, and so on. …

Citizen Architect

It almost sounds like the title to a politically charged action thriller. Well, almost.  This month's #ArchiTalks subject, and an interesting one at that. The American Institute of Architects defines "Citizen Architect" as one who uses his/her insights, talents, training, and experience to contribute meaningfully, beyond self, to the improvement of the community and human condition. …

Father, Husband, Architect – typically in that order

It's Labor Day, the unofficial end to summer; And to be honest, this year, I'm glad it's over.  I'm not sure if it was the stress from a couple of the projects I was working on, the heat from a relentless Texas summer, or the brand new experience of kidney stones that made this a …