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Unreliable

I found the above note on a signup sheet from the previous students in the design studio suite on th…
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Constructing Nature

While walking across the campus of a small midwestern university, I noticed this sign which made me …
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Gropius and Perception

While watching the Architectures movie about the Bauhaus again, the narrator quotes Walter Gropius…
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That’s Only the Top

Harry Belafonte recalls telling a joke to Robert Altman: Early in our relationship, I told a joke a…
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Architectural Photography

This just came across a desk: a flyer from the gta-ETH in Zurich announcing a new architectural phot…
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O’ Brother

My brother’s birthday is coming up. He was born February 12, 1967 and he died, too young, on O…
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Company Vehicle

Here’s a look at our new company vehicle, a 2012 Hyundai Sonata; a nice fit given that one of …
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Blue Receiver

Looking around my office I notice this electric blue, or perhaps it’s more a blue-suede color,…
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Poetry of Making

The English word ‘poetry’ derives from the Greek ‘poiesis’ which means ̵…
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Nashville Contrails

Early in the morning, on a Sunday, just before Nashville, the contrails range from spiky, precise li…
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Winston Churchill

Just found an interesting quote attributed to Winston Churchill, not that that in itself is interest…

Baby

I’m definitely back in the southern United States. After arriving from Rome in Atlanta yesterday I…
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The Pope, Osama, and I

So, I’m cruising in this skinny and thin-skinned aluminium tube at 35000 feet, going approximately…
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Musser Moves

We heard the music before we entered the courtyard at City Market around noon today. When we exited …
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Crossroads

Al Giardello, better known as Gee, commander of the Homicide unit in the TV series Homicide: Life i…
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Rich with History

It should come as no surprise that Rome is a dusty city. All those tumbling fragments, the withdrawa…
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Tradition

Woody Allen says in the film Deconstructing Harry: “Tradition is the illusion of permanence.&…
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Action

Billy Shakespeare wrote: “Action is eloquence.” And so I write: “Action is eloque…
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Backpack

The mere physical act of picking up a full backpack and putting it on always evokes a sense of adv…
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Fiat Lux

When the German polymath Johann Wolfgang von Goethe lay dying just before he disappeared forever, he…

The English Language

I’m telling Gianluigi about “a smack,” as in, “I’m gonna give you such…