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A Return to the Orchid Tree Inn

In 2013 during a visit to Palm Springs I shared images of a vacant (and at the time, for sale) hotel and adjacent church. It was The Orchid Tree Inn and the Community Church of Palm Springs, and you can view the first visit… 414 more words


Itinerant priests, wards against evil, and hidden history

Starting once again with lectures by Okada-sensei, we had a combination of two talks in the morning and touring experiences in the afternoon. The theme of the morning was customs of Ise, and we began with  1,676 more words


London - A City A-Buzz

I’m a bit buzzed myself. Having just returned from travelling solo to London and not blogging while I was there, I have a lot to say and question. 535 more words

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Marshall, Michigan

What a difference a day makes when it comes to Michigan weather. Today’s highway stop for a diaper change quickly escalated into a lengthy architectural detour. 32 more words


Spring Exhibition Preview: Saving Place

An exhibition like Saving Place: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks is not only the kind of thought-provoking show the Museum of the City of New York is adept at presenting, but also one that I personally love to organize. 275 more words



At school, my colleagues and I are starting to wire-frame our architecture design portfolios. Along these lines, I’ve been revisiting some old project work. Below is a collection of pictures of our historical home, which don’t belong in a professional portfolio, but deserve to be shared nonetheless (since we’ve now closed this chapter of our lives). 85 more words


From the Collection: Mountain Howitzer

In 1976, Tannehill Furnace No. 1 was re-fired in front of 15,000 spectators as part of the 1976 American Bicentennial celebration. Iron produced from the historic re-fire was cast into souvenir ingots, paperweights and field cannon. 168 more words

From The Collection