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Registered or Licensed Architect vs Unlicensed Architect

Great article on the lunacy of using the term “architect” in Texas or many other states. Architect. Designer. Job Captain. Intern. Image via Wikipedia What does a person who received a degree in architecture and works in the profession call themselves? It is an age-old question that still plagues the profession, causing rifts, dissension, distrust, and […]

Burying My Dog

So we just had our memorial service and burial for Monty at the pet cemetery. The permanent marker will be there in 6 weeks. It was hard but the ritual of a funeral helps with closure after death for me. I recited this poem I wrote for Monty at his graveside as my way of […]

Losing A Pet

Sunday afternoon, my dog of almost 15 years, Monty,  passed away on his own. We had planned to have our vet who makes house calls come on Monday to put him to sleep. He had been not well for a while but was happy and alert until about a few days ago when he took a precipitous drop […]

Something for Nothing

Working for oneself can be a daunting task.  I have been working for myself for 15 years. I started my own business when I was 25 and have had my own businesses ever since. One of the hardest lessons for me to learn was to NOT trust people that hired me.  I have had probably 1 […]

Freedom of Speech

try and silence me Do all that you can You and no other will take down this man Lies and half-truths you espouse at will Only you and I know the real deal Soft in appearance yet hard to the core You’ll be surprised when I come knocking down your door Try as you might […]

Greg Hall Contractor

We hired Greg Hall as General Contractor (GC) for a major remodel and addition. Problems began immediately as he did substandard work, was exceptionally difficult to work with, outright lied to everyone on the project and was extremely lazy and rarely worked at all. He was overheard saying “I only work 2 or 3 hours […]