Thursday, December 29, 2005

Grand Canyon Lookout Critique

After looking at this; a few quick ideas. With a open-air platform first, so the visitor would first see the horizon 360-degr., then step-out into the canyon itself.

Aesthetically, it would be greatly improved by slight-arching of the cantilever at the cliff-face.

Friday, December 23, 2005

...As Important Now as Then

... At this time of year, let us remember both our tradition of Religious Freedom and our Liberality in it's Expression. While the Funding Fathers disagreed on the nature and means, they all had a place for Faith in it's manifest forms. And let Us remember those who died to defend that Liberality, and those damaged in body or soul in it's defense.

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Will there always be an England?

London Transit has retired the classic Routemaster double-decker bus that has served throughout the British Empire since it was still an empire.

From a time when Sir Winston's voice still echoed in the Commons, the people of London and millions of foreign friends use the Routemaster and the Underground to "get about". While the newer busses are better riding and warmer, it just will not be the same.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

64 Year Ago...

Sixty-four years ago today, the internecine wars raging in Europe and Asia paid a house-call and awakened the "sleeping giant". Inspite of our innate isolationism, bumbling mistakes and gross oversimplifications we prevailed. "Our" system may have manifest flaws, but it works.