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No more pitching tents for the owner of this sweet camper.

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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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hubble — ring nebula Go see the stars! Feel awe, wonder, humility. God we are so small. Seuss’Horton Hears a Who! is so real. We humans do not seem to do so well emulating elephant’s long memories. There are new worlds everywhere — big and small and underwater and close and far away. If you live anywhere close to […]

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I got to go on vacation to Maine this past week. My dad’s first job was in Portland. My sisters were born there. We have a long history there. And so, every year, my wife and I lead our kids there if we can. To see the land and the ocean, to see my parents. […]

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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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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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