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Architectural plans for houses tend to be labeled with a formal word, residence. For example, plans for our house were…

By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.

– Proverbs 24:3-4
A 1920’s Bathroom Restored

A 1920’s Bathroom Restored

This post is a photo essay of a small project I designed and managed for a friend. I don't normally do…
The Smaller House Discussion

The Smaller House Discussion

My wife, PJ, and I are beginning the house downsizing discussion as our children are growing up and moving out.…

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

Excerpt from a speech by Theodore Roosevelt

April 23, 1910

– The Man in The Arena