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Ex Libris

There is something very personal about the books that people collect. The books in my library tell a story about who I am, and also who I used to be.  428 more words

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A Texas Holiday Tradition

The holiday season in San Antonio is marked by an old Texas tradition as the time to prepare and eat tamales. For years, our family’s Christmas Eve was celebrated with a dinner of chili and  tamales. 576 more words

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Colonial Architecture of Oaxaca - Part II

La Guelaguestza, pronounced “gay-luh-gets-uh,” is held every year on the last two Mondays of July—“Mondays on the Hill,” in the center of Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico. 733 more words

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Colonial Architecture of Oaxaca - Part I

I boarded a plane to Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico, in the summer of 2016 to work for an architecture firm, Broot Studios. Joao Boto Caeiro, the principle architect of the firm, had given a lecture at my school, Texas Tech University, a year prior, and after I approached him about the idea of working at his firm. 777 more words

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Quality in Quantity: The Sears Mail-Order Home

I live in a house in San Antonio, Texas, that was built in 1928 by two brothers who were mechanics. They had little to no knowledge of construction, but they did know how to put things together. 1,133 more words

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An Intensive at a Glance

I enjoy the crisp evening air while standing on the south patio of the Greystone Mansion which overlooks a sweeping vista from the LA skyline to Santa Monica Bay. 653 more words

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The Greystone Mansion

Last week one of our staff was selected to participate in an eight-day intensive seminar in classical architecture with the Institute for Classical Architecture. The program took place in Los Angeles, California, and the program was taught in the city’s famous Greystone Mansion. 1,080 more words

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