Rules and codes
were meant to be
inclusive Continue reading inclusive – a poem
Rules and codes
Who cares what colour
you present? Continue reading Forget Politics – a poem
My husband jokingly issued me a challenge a little over 6 weeks ago: Could I give up my smart phone for lent? Continue reading 6 lessons learned giving up my smart phone for Lent
Motherhood is the most difficult thing I’ve ever done. There is no possible way to fully prepare for the worry, fear, joy, pain and love that consumes the heart. No matter what you think it will be like, you will be wrong, and it’s not a bad thing. Continue reading 15 Things I learned in 2014
Side Note: I’m taking part in the Writing101 challenge, which means this is a break in what I usually post. Day 13’s challenge relates to Day 4’s Post: On day 4, you wrote a post about losing something. Today, write about finding something. Today’s twist: if you wrote day four’s post as the first in a series, use this one as the second installment — loosely defined. … Continue reading learning about loss: finding joy in sorrow
side note I’m taking part in the Writing101 challenge, which means this is a break in what I usually post. Day 7′s challenge is to: Write a post based on the contrast between two things — whether people, objects, emotions, places, or something else. Today’s twist: write your post in the form of a dialogue. You can create a strong opposition between the two speakers — a … Continue reading forgiveness in conversation
side note: I’m taking part in the Writing101 challenge, which means this is a break in what I usually post. Day 6’s challenge is to: Today, write a post focusing on one — or more — of the people that have recently entered your life, and tell us how your narratives intersected. Today’s twist: Turn your post into a character study. the horses She had sad … Continue reading the horses
Side Note: I’m taking part in the Writing101 challenge, which means this is a break in what I usually post. Day 5’s challenge is to: You stumble upon a random letter on the path. You read it. It affects you deeply, and you wish it could be returned to the person to which it’s addressed. Write a story about this encounter. Today’s twist: Approach this post … Continue reading your letter – a poem
Side Note: I’m taking part in the Writing101 challenge, which means this is a break in what I usually post. Day 4’s challenge is to: Write about a loss: something (or someone) that was part of your life, and isn’t any more. Today’s twist: Make today’s post the first in a three-post series. Since I’ve already written a fiction piece about her, I thought I … Continue reading learning about loss: the bottom falls out
Last year, I found a competition that I really wanted to do, but ran out of time. This year, I’m excited to see they’re hosting another competition for a Family-Centered Cancer Care Environment. I hope to compete this year. You should to. Today’s Writing101 prompt asks you to travel to a room, so I figured I’d start wondering what a cancer care space, inpatient or … Continue reading Imagining a Family Centered Cancer Care Environment
I don’t run into it much, but there are still gender-bias and stereotypes in architecture. Sometimes it’s from an employer (mine is not like that at all), sometimes it’s from the guys on a construction site and sometimes, it’s from the client. I didn’t expect to find gender-bias in the design of a high-tech fertility clinic in Greece. The design Is super clean and high-tech, reflecting … Continue reading Gender Bias in Healthcare Design?
Hi Everyone! I’m over at Wordsmith Studio today, Refocusing my Social Media Presence. I hope you will check it out with me! Continue reading Refocusing my Social Media Presence | Wordsmith Studio
The Transformable Mobile Containment System (TMCS), showcased on the Discovery Channel’s Daily Planet television show, inspired me from the moment I saw the clip. (Watch it here.) A self-contained shipping container, Excalibur Canada created a self-loading, self-leveling system complete with generator for electrical, and pumps. In the video, they set up a modular healthcare unit in an hour before investors, a system that could be shipped anywhere in … Continue reading Sci-fi Architecture: what would you do with a Transformable Mobile Containment System?
Originally posted on write. design. create.:
I suppose this post is long over due, since most people who know me also know that I’m an Olympics junkie. I am that person who will sit glued to the tv as much as I can to watch the Olympics, despite work. I even took my thesis home for the duration of Torino Olympics in order to watch,… Continue reading Olympic Celebration or Olympic Cynicism?
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Please pardon the break from my esoteric soap box to address something important that comes up often in my practice. I have slipped in a few sarcastic statements if you’d like to count them – consider it a game. Frequently I have property owners (or soon to be property owners) contact me interested in developing property or renovating an existing… Continue reading zoning vs building code :: what is the difference?