Strong characters, classic plot by a French master

Good fiction, as well as a good motion picture, depends upon strong characters. The poignant story of a foundling eventually adopted by a miller’s wife, François le Champi , 1852 (literally François the Foundling), by the versatile and prolific author and one-time mistress of Chopin, George Sand, exhibits deep and …

“I’m a huckster.” Is that so bad?

A huckster? Never. Architects have traditionally looked down on promoting their services like a huckster. Especially in (shudder) advertising. As a result, they have hidden their light under a bushel, failed to be discovered and suffered economically. Some continue resisting promotion to this day. I was reminded of this yesterday …

Architect’s memoir entertains, informs, instructs

Today, Thursday, Sep. 30th, my new architectural memoir, Becoming an Architect: My Voyage of Discovery, hits the stands. One early reader, a prominent St. Louis architect calls it: Enjoyable, fun and courageous! Although there are plenty of books about great architects, very few of them show how architects think and …

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