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, for the first time, I bought something from one of those vending machines at the Houston Hobby Airport’s Southwest Airlines terminal – a pair of […]
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. A tragic event that made me angry but it wasn’t because I was overwrought by emotion, the words just did not flow. A few months […]
Design Architect: Steven Holl Architects Executive Architect: Kendall/Heaton Associates General Contractor: McCarthy Building Companies Drone footage courtesy of McCarthy Building Companies
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 to have a look. I’m pretty sure this hotel started out as one of those two story travel lodges next to a major highway, probably […]
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 will have to reckon with what they have wrought. Soon after the Ayatollahs, the self-proclaimed “verses of God”, began to take over Iran in 1978, […]
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 trip through the country plus a “three-hour tour” of Morocco.
In the summer of 2005 I was living in Spain as I watched the Katrina train wreck in slow motion, all the while thinking: they know what is going to happen, why aren’t the people being evacuated? Of course tragedy ensued and we saw what happens at the crossroads of a natural disaster, apathy, poverty […]