Why We Study

Tonight I had a brief and thoughtful conversation with a mother. This weekend, I watched over her house, her dogs, and her two sons. I’m not sure how we got on the topic, but it might have started with the topic of her children not having any homework for the weekend or her one son…

Cool Services

Just this Monday, during a brainstorming meeting for a new company, a friend of mine (Cody A. Ray) and I were paid one hell of a compliment (as we see it). See, the current team founding this company consists of five college-age guys, so I tend to think others my age are as up to…

Philosophical Frameworks

There are many philosophers and theologians who seek to develop a suitable framework for their fellow man to operate within while seeking their particular answers to the following driving questions. At the heart of most of these systems are these questions … Who am I?  Why am I here?  Where did I come from?  Where…

Thinking is Exercise

David Foster Wallace once said that “learning how to think really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think. It means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to and to choose how you construct meaning from experience.” As he saw it, “if you cannot exercise…

On Beauty

Recently I’ve been thinking about beauty again. In school I hear philosophers attempt to define it, often relegating it to a certain realm of aesthetics. So… it seems that there is a fairly definable debate occurring that is seeking to pin beauty down. One might even describe it as the struggle between Gaston and the…

When People Have Extra Money

I find now to be an odd point in my life … then again, perhaps I am simply beginning to live. Almost a year ago now I first began to question my path moving toward being an architect as defined by the current profession and its fascination with star architects and a continual disdain for…