Mild Makeover

I was attacked by a bollard. This was not the first time – not sure what they have against me.  This one had a pretty sharp edge and tore the…

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Salt Lake City

I complain a lot about certain companies – here’s a story with a happy ending. On my way to Utah for my nephew’s wedding, I had forgotten my earphones and,…

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The War On Reality

I started writing this when Philip Seymour Hoffman died of a self-induced drug overdose early in 2014 – I couldn’t get past the first few sentences and set it aside. …

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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Glassell School of Art

Design Architect: Steven Holl Architects Executive Architect: Kendall/Heaton Associates General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies Drone footage courtesy of McCarthy Building Companies

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A Three Hour Tour

11 October 2015 Richard Solomons InterContinental Hotels Group Dear Mr. Solomons, Have you ever been to your Holiday Inn in Schaumburg, Illinois?  I have and I think you might want…

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From Canaries in a Coal Mine to Elephants in the Room

Some years down the road, when Islam makes peace with Modernity and the recent history of the Middle East in general, and Iran in particular, is written, a few folks…

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9 Cities in 9 Days in 9 Minutes

10 years ago I lived in Spain – my third home after Iran and the USA.  My friend Aaron Beasley and I were doing internships in Barcelona.  We took a…

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