When Did We Stop Living Bravely?

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 in Politiks | 2 Comments

[note to self, I don’t typically get involved in politics, but perhaps I have enough DNA akin to public affairs that I must apologize if this sounds like some violin chirping cricket. But since I was thinking anyway, I thought I’d briefly write it all down.) I was thinking about this American race to the […]

The Wind and the Sun

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 in Adventure, Design | No Comments

In an argument to determine who is stronger, the wind and sun agree to try and get a traveler to remove his coat. The wind goes first and blows with all his might, which, of course, causes the traveler to pull his coat more tightly around him. The sun, however, pities the traveler and comes […]

Patina, wayfinding, and bliss

Posted by on May 4, 2015 in Adventure, Design | 3 Comments

Hiking is an arduous event. Really it’s exercise in its, uh, natural form. The unknown. The physicality. The mental and emotional exercise. That is, if you are hiking an unknown, a first-time hike. Versus a hike you do every Saturday with the ‘gang’. When you walk a hike you are more familiar with or has […]

Familia em Magualde

Posted by on Apr 14, 2015 in Adventure | No Comments

Family is and will be mysterious in the canals it forms. And as an outsider floating along it appears to be rapids at every turn. I tend to be more of a surveyor than a guide, or a rower, or a rudder or captain. I can’t escape trying to throw family members the life preserver […]

Corn on the Cobb – Hard Skill Set

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 in Design | No Comments

Basically a designer encounters soft skills and hard skills. It’s a lifelong process – I’m at 22 years and still learning from everyone. There are some personality traits that seem to be important to being a good designer – but I don’t have time or energy to go through that list. Seriously Diva’s out there […]

Mushy Peas – Soft Skill Set

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 in Design | One Comment

Once upon a time I was approached by a friend, and then a young college grad, and then a graduating high school grad…What do I need to do to become a software designer? They want to join the glamorous, thought provoking and valued ranks of User Interface designers. It’s a reasonable journey though everyone does […]

Guest House -Come together

Posted by on Apr 18, 2014 in Kissing Rock Adventures | No Comments

It’s one of those breathe in. Breathe out. Moments. The guest house is on the final stage. Carpet on the way. Good time for some open air candid shots around the place.

Idiom a

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 in Idioms ala LK | No Comments

Complaining is wasteful. Either act or move on. Thinking life will be better in the future is stupid. Live now. Being untruthful always works against me. Helping other people always works for me. Money does not make me happy. Traveling alone is helpful for a new perspective. Traveling with someone is helpful for a new […]

Guest Bath

Posted by on Mar 1, 2014 in Kissing Rock Adventures | No Comments

Trying to be positive (and cheap), I really didn’t want to change anything out except the toilet. I mean, it had been there a long time and trust me, if you are going to purchase something new for a bathroom I feel a toilet is a good place to place your money. So what else? […]

I get by with a little help…

Posted by on Feb 17, 2014 in Kissing Rock Adventures | No Comments

paint, paint, linoleum headache and baseboards. Everything has become more of a chore. I wanted this to be funner. You know, HGTV funner. Nope. If JK isn’t on my nerves, I am on his. LG may be having fun… That’s when you call in friends to help you out. Referee, lawyer, or jester – it’s […]