Patterns of Life

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Architecture | No Comments

Have you ever considered your patterns of life? Have you ever arrived at work with little recollection of what you did before you got there? If you think about your average day, from day to day, you will discover that very distinct patters. Patterns in the way you move, eat, sleep and work. In most of […]

“What Do You Think of My House”

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Architecture | No Comments

Have you ever asked your architect friend “what do you think of my house?” Don’t. Or at least don’t if you don’t want them to have to lie to you. Most architects I know have what one might call a “discerning palette.” They are pickier than my 5 year old at dinner time and will […]

Oatmeal and Hot Wheels

Posted by on Oct 7, 2014 in Personal | No Comments

A few minutes ago I was browsing through the ENDLESS digital pictures we have while thinking to myself how many of these are just plain junk. Then I came across this photo and it made me smile…big. This photo represents the culmination of a story that reminds me how awesome my son is. If you […]

A Gun Culture

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Politics | No Comments

What does that even mean?  And if we have it, why is it different here than any other place on the planet? I’ve been really trying to get my head around the gun debate ever since I posted my thoughts after the Sandy Hook tragedy. I’m always critical of people who speak without information so […]

Musing on the Mother Art

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 in Architecture | No Comments

Frank Lloyd Wright said “The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.”  It’s an interesting quote.  When I was in design school I used that quote in an argument with my industrial design professor as to why my future career of designing buildings was […]

USA vs. Belgium Heartbreak

Posted by on Jul 3, 2014 in Sports | No Comments

I never thought I would blog about sports.  Not sure why.  I love sports.  I have played and watched them my entire life.   Maybe I’ll start. I love soccer.  I’m not ashamed to call it that especially since the origin of that term is England, not the U.S.  I loved watching the U.S. National Men’s […]

Value of Design

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Architecture | No Comments

Some time ago I was part of a local business networking group here in Brainerd, Minnesota.  It was a group that met once a week and gave several different professionals an opportunity to mingle with other professionals in the area and build better business relationships.  I was a member of this group for about two […]

Something that will probably get deleted tomorrow

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Politics | No Comments

I originally wrote this post about a month after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.  It was posted on my family blog.   A few year ago I would never have considered myself someone who cared much about politics let alone follow it. But now, it keeps me up at night just thinking about […]

Why Not Passing the Definition of Marriage Amendment is OK.

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Politics | No Comments

The views and opinions expressed in this commentary are those of the author and don’t necessarily reflect the opinions….of anyone else, frankly….but they might….who knows. Just don’t think badly of my family if you don’t like what I have to say…they probably think I’m on drugs anyway. In Minnesota the election ballot included a constitutional […]

25 Things Fathers Should Teach Their Sons

Posted by on Jun 13, 2014 in Personal | No Comments

A friend of mine just posted a link to this interesting article in the Huffington Post.  It made me think and so I jotted down a few words.  In this post, I will list each of the 25 items from the article with my thoughts about each item.  It’s good to think about and makes […]