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. …

Can we talk?

If you've ever seen architects represented in a movie or on television ther are probably a couple of things that automatically come to mind. A room full drafting tables and t-squares is probably at the top of the list. Truth is, I don't think I've even touched one of those since I left school. A …

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 …