Why we camp

Son Sam and I just completed a 5304 mile road trip. That is about 1/5th of the way around the world via Subaru. It was a lot of fun. THAT means it was a lot of fun and work combined with a lot of driving. It was meaningful. It was meaningful in a father child way […]

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why we camp #17 — politics I am not really going to write about politics. The theater of politics, the posturing, the mis-direction makes me heartsick. It is shocking and it is all shockingly normal. It would seem to me that there ought to be a good number of things we can all agree on so that […]

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I have lived in Houston for 15 years now. I have become less aware, architecturally aware, of how taller buildings handle the “problem” of the 13th floor – call it the 13th floor, the 14th floor (though everyone who lives or works on THAT floor must know the truth). I bet that apartments on 13th floors […]

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We talk about technology a lot here at TAXA. How to incorporate it to: -design our products and build our products better (CAD CAM CNC!) [see Dell’s video here!] – make our products useful with other’s techonoligies (from a Subaru’s towing to an Iphone’s watching and charging, to ….)  – keep our products and philosophies forward […]

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Are you familiar with Hadrian’s Villa? It was built by the Roman Emperor Hadrian in the second and third decades of the second centuiry AD. It is just outside of Rome. I think you all know that I have been an architect for most of my professional life, be it for earth or for space […]

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I am not much of a story teller. It is clear to me that if I had grown up in Texas that I would be better at spinning a tale, telling a yarn. It is clear in many conversations that I do not fit in here. I gloss right over the weather, the kids, the […]

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It was  spring now a while ago. Full on Summer now, kids out of school and attempting to stay up as late as possible and destroying morning routines for the parents, which somehow still include going to work. Growing up, the second sign of spring was the blooming of daffodils. Yellow blooms and green stalks […]

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Okay. Hello. Blogging is one of my favorite things to do. How is it then that it always falls to the wayside, the end of the to do list? I will put it alongside dancing and , well sometimes, camping. I suffer from the standard business problem. I started TAXA knowing that people, myself certainly, […]

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  Happy Holidays! Go be happy with family (or despite family)! We are traveling west this winter vacation to spend time with my in-laws. This is good news as I am lucky  to very much like them (see parentheses above). I will miss visiting my family of course but the in-laws and siblings in law […]

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The first ever Cricket Rally happened this past weekend in Sylvan Lake State Park, CO! A multitude (an ‘orchestra’ technically) of Crickets in one place. We gathered, shared, ate , drank and played together. I learned a lot. [ well, this is a small lie. there was a Cricket Rally once before in Johsua Tree. […]

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