First and forever, I am an architect and builder. Second, I am a lover of all things real and beautiful...my wife, my children, architecture, music, painting, scupture and nature. I am also a fanatic lover of great food and wine. Uncharacteristically for people of my ilk, I am also a rabid college football fan - always loyal to The Florida State Seminoles. I am a contrarian by nature and do not, generally, know when to shut up. As a practicing architect for thirty plus years, I have designed some pretty amazing buildings, many of which have never been built, usually the result of a lack of money or vision by less than venturesome clients. I have traveled extensively in the US and Europe and have been inspired and appalled by cultures, ancient and modern. I tend to be a perfectionist when it comes to design. I become obsessed with the most mundane details in a building, which leads to fits of appoplectia for client and architect alike. I believe I can write, but I may not be a writer... But in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.