Bringing all the pieces together

Life is a series of moving pieces, that we often lose track of. Not because they aren’t important, there are just so many moving pieces as you get older. When I was a child, the only moving piece i really had was school. My parents were pretty much the same regardless of the scenario and school was the only variable. Now I have more variables than hands and frequently find myself letting one of the pieces slide away from me due to expedience.

It is a long road we run, a marathon of choice and fancy. There are no short cuts and I have come to believe your job as an adult is to put all the pieces together. Only then will you see the full picture that lies in front of you, only then will you know.

But some of the pieces are greased – they slip away from me time after time. Why is that? Why is it that I cannot manage the pieces of my life all at once?


What do you really mean?

Do actions really speak louder than words?

Yesterday was one of those rush around and try to get things done days. The kind of day where when you finally sit down at the end of the day – you realize that you are exhausted.

It was a good day – but long.

Today we are celebrating the life of a church member who has passed. He was a very special man that welcomed everyone to the church with a smile and a happy word. It will be sad that he isn’t there anymore on Sunday’s.

Its getting near the end of the boating season so we are getting down to the last few trips down to the lake. Fall is coming –

But of course fall means football 🙂 Which is my favorite fall activity – watching football on TV. Oh, yeah and making a big batch of salsa and then watching the game 🙂


Wrap up Saturday

First off, of course you can always find me at which is my more serious blog focused on architects and architectures. My podcast is at where you can find fun stuff like Fred and Ed stories as well as architect podcasts.

For the past two years I have been working as the Chairman of the IASA ATC. The ATC is focused on training and building training for Architects based on the taxonomy developed by IASA. After a two year odyssey we have released a large amount of training for architects. We are finalizing our foundation courses and will be releasing those very soon as well.

The Foundation courses are designed for professionals who wish to become architects. The remaining classes we have are devoted to helping architects continue to develop, refine and improve their skills. Its a heady time for our group at IASA. Please check out our offerings at you won’t regret it!!!

finally college football is nearly here, as is pro football. I love watching football games. Although I have to say I am nervous this year. I am not sure Indiana will be competitive. I see the components of competition on the team, but I am a little concerned that overall we just don’t have the size and speed to play in the big ten.



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A completely random expression



Why me? Why now? Why am I? This blog is a expression of my creative side. The things that rattle around inside my head that have no other Avenue to escape. I do not wish to be perceived as crazy, but I do know what love is.

Mostly today I don’t really have anything to write about, so I am rambling this stream of conscious Virginia Wolfe style literary expression of nothing.

A tale, from an idiot as it were.

It is the quiet before the storm.


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I tripped yesterday on the path less traveled

And frankly contrary to what I have been told I was not all the better for it. My knee hurts this morning because I fell to the hard ground. My ego is hurt, because well I tripped. How many years have I been walking? more than 10, and I still trip and fall.

It is a random world inside my head. I find myself wondering what will come out next. My wife at times wonders why I even open my mouth and often worries about what will come out next. It is a world of crazy and lost thoughts.

So today’s lost thought has to do with the movie Vision Quest. It was the story of a young man seeking his egress into the adult world, trying to put together all the pieces that comprise a teenagers life with that of an adult. Merging to create the perfect person. It was and is the vision quest most of us seek and strive to drive to…

What is your vision quest?


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The blank page before you

What light through yonder window breaks – its a blank page of paper and I’ve nothing to write. It happens from time to time, the brilliance (or in my case mud) that leaps from your fingers to fill the page stops. It isn’t often a fire hose, it is more often a trickle. Something that triggers a response, like a line from Dylan Thomas, or Faulkner. But today it is simply writing down the fact that there is nothing there.

Perhaps I should pontificate about the excellence of white space or the need in the world for blank paper. The very things that a writer would argue sitting in front of page 1 of a novel, for a 200th day waiting for the torrent to start.

But I can’t. Instead I am just going to stop here and forget today even started.