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michael-seidel's picture
Jan.15.2014
After deep sleep and lavish dreams, I woke up thinking about planning and building. Plans rarely survive brushes with reality intact.  That's reality's nature.  So you adjust the plan.  You build off others' experiences.  "How do you write a novel?  How did you find an...
darlene-quinn's picture
Sep.12.2013
  Since Bullocks Wilshire is the setting of my first three fact-tion novels (Webs Of Fate, Webs of Power, & Twisted Webs) my husband Jack and I attended the annual fundraiser and architectural tour of the former cathedral that was once Bullocks Wilshire. The Bullocks Wilshire building in...
sherrie-theriault's picture
May.22.2013
  May 22         Inspection       My disease paid a discourtesy call on my bourgeoning sobriety.  Peeked in to look for cracks in my foundation; weaknesses to exploit.  I recognized the patch job I had toyed with would have made the easiest of...
anne-born's picture
Dec.13.2012
The Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, one of my very favorite buildings, is celebrating a landmark birthday these days.  It’s the 850th and there’s reason enough to celebrate that it has survived centuries of wars, abuse, neglect, and busloads of tourists.  But to me, there’s a key...
anastasia-m-ashman's picture
Nov.27.2012
Not getting hired, promoted, asked to speak, invited to participate? Not getting read, funded, selected, noticed? You’re not being recognized. Here’s how you can change that. Overcome professional obscurity with digital literacy. Build your online presence with intention. Marry who you...
bob-mustin's picture
Sep.21.2012
Gee...wow! I did it again! Six ten to twelve hour days of modernizing the house's interior a bit by putting up some crown molding and replacing the dippy little base molding with something that looks so much better. It's cost my aching body some lost sleep, a lot of physical discomfort otherwise,...
jessica-kristie's picture
Nov.23.2011
We tried this and it failed. The fencing from the outside seemed solid and pure, newly polished and ready to shelter. We made a life with intertwined lips and laced fingers. There is a remarkable spark that builds in your toes and bleeds out your palms. I tried and failed. We tried this and it...
jolina-petersheim's picture
Mar.01.2011
Unless you consider perilously suspended display lighting and clog-free guarantee toilets portals to romantic ambience, Lowe’s certainly is not the most date friendly place to be on a Friday night. But, alas, this past Friday Lowe’s is exactly where my husband and I found ourselves. There was no...
michael-lipsey's picture
Dec.15.2010
Shaking the soft, but not limp hand of a billionaire, my first thought was, “So this is how the hand of a billionaire feels.” A hand capable of doing immense things by means of writing checks. A hand that could casually write a check for more than I will earn in my entire strenuous life. I suppose...
jodi-thompson's picture
Jan.19.2010
As of today you are a structural engineer, checking bridges for stress and cracks, designing repairs, designing bridges. Bridges that millions of cars, trucks and trains will traverse. Bridges that millions of people will trust with their lives. All those Legos that your grandparents scavenged...