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Giant Chicken Electrical Company

If there’s a job to do, but no one ever does it, will it ever get done? When no one checks for errors, and those errors escape into the wild, can they ever be corralled back again? For example: I draw house plans. I use a computer, now, but years ago, plans were drawn by hand with a pencil and …

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Whisper Mouse Needs a House

By Andy Bozeman and Debbie Harris © 3-20-2020 First Morning Sleepy eyes opened slowly to see lace curtains glowing in golden first light: sunbeams shining through the bedroom window. As the beams pushed across the room, everything was awash with amber radiance. “Oh my, how beautiful,” Whisper Mouse said as she began her first stretch, under the covers. “First light, …

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Design from a Distance

The biggest challenge we all face as we work out the life-changing obstacles of self-isolation and social distancing is to keep going no matter what. ‘Home’ still deserves our attention, dedication, love, and dreams. For my part: for years I’ve been using online meetings to design homes and additions all around the world – over 12,000 homes spread over 56 …

ALTERCATIONS

More than a decade ago a customer called and said he wanted me to help him make altercations to his house. I knew he meant ‘alterations’ but that didn’t stop me from imagining standing in front of his house and shouting: You darned house!Your foundation is just one big crackYour roof leaks like a spaghetti strainerYour daddy was pile of …

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Roberta’s Pyramid

Here’s a true story from my early career. PROLOGUE “She believed that if she positioned a certain part of her body at a specific spot inside a house shaped like a pyramid, and engaged in a popular physical activity, then all the powers of the universe, cosmic, sensual and spiritual, would concentrate at that spot, to create an irrepressible psycho-physiological …