Time (Article) - 3/12/2014 6:52:32 AM
Almost too many thoughts to digest. You certainly have lived a life full of energy and exploration. You have filled time to overflowing…
I assume that the original had paragraphs making it much more easily read. I have found that the AD editor does not take kindly to Microsoft Word document formatting. If you paste in your browser your document in "Paste Special" or "Paste and Match Style" like I do, your document will come out much more like it was originally written and easier to read.
There are also quite a few typos that also tripped me up.
Discovering the passion (urbanism) (Article) - 1/13/2014 7:31:19 AM
What a life you've led! I am more rural and tend to like living alone in nature, but have visited the great cities and almost moved to San Francisco one time before I found I couldn't afford it. Yes, cities have their charm and their people as you have so wonderfully described. If I had been born in Manhattan, I probably would have a similar viewpoint.
I wanted to be an architect (we were from central Wisconsin and very familiar with Frank Lloyd Wright), but my twin brother was more artistic. In high school, when he failed to pass the test required to enter General Motors Institute (and design cars) he told me he wanted to try two schools. I can't remember the first one in Los Angeles, but the second school was Pratt. In the end he felt he didn't have the money to go to either and registered late for the same state technical school that I did. His degree from Stout State University (now a polytechnic university) enabled him to become an industrial engineer licensed in the state of Pennsylvania and work for more than 100 companies in a long consulting career that took him to many cities in the United States and the UK. My degree there enabled me to get a fellowship to study for my Masters degree in industrial engineering at Stanford.
Earthday (Article) - 8/11/2013 7:01:30 AM
An interesting story about how you were at the center of things that are now considered commonplace. My twin brother wanted to study design in high school. One of the schools he wanted to enter was Pratt. But, unfortunately, we were too poor and he went to school at a state technical school instead. He may have been one of your students.