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Dog Days Every Day

Happy National Take Your Dog to Work Day! So who’s taking their dog to the office? Oh yeah. These days that’s pretty much most of us who have a dog. While having to adjust to the sudden shift to working from home has been pretty sucky, at least we’ve had…
Waylon Tate
June 26, 2020
architectureLifeUncategorized

Dressed

I had to put on pants on Monday. Not that I spend my days at home running around pantless. I do have some standards – and a lot of shorts. However, I was meeting with a client, and we were visiting a showroom. Neither one would have really cared about…
Waylon Tate
June 19, 2020
architectureLife

Royal Flush

During a recent stroll around the neighborhood, James and I passed a house with not one, but two broken toilets sitting on the curb. Desperately waiting for bulky trash pickup. My first thought: “Wow! They broke both toilets?” Quickly followed by: “I guess we know who bought all the toilet…
Waylon Tate
June 12, 2020
architectureLife

Build Back Better

Today is World Environment Day. For the last few days, I’ve been trying to figure out why that should matter. Between a global pandemic, mass protests in the US, and another tropical storm headed towards Louisiana, World Environment Day felt somewhat trivial. Shouldn’t I be more focused on the immediate?…
Waylon Tate
June 5, 2020
architectureLife

For the Dogs (and Cats)

I think our dog Boo is confused. While moving my office home was an adjustment for me, lately we’ve been noticing that she’s having her own adjustment. Or at least it seems that way. Because James has worked from home for so long, she’s accustomed to sleeping away the day…
Waylon Tate
May 19, 2020
architectureLife

Closed Concept

Welcome to the 1000th week of SIP! Not really. But I did find myself losing track of the days last week. What would make me think Monday was Tuesday? Although with the change in routines and living arrangements, I don’t think that’s too hard for any of us to do.…
Waylon Tate
May 4, 2020
architectureLife

Not Just A Movie

James and I have succumbed to binge watching. Call it a side-effect of being indoors so much. I was always amazed when people said they were doing that. How did you have the time? I just could not imagine. Yet here we are. Sitting on the sofa. Not only binge…
Waylon Tate
May 1, 2020
architectureLife

Danger, Will Robinson!

Architects always design. I don’t care where they are or what they are doing, the wheels keep turning. At the lake – where’s a good place for a house and how best to orient the rooms? At a friend’s home – you know the kitchen would work better if… At…
Waylon Tate
April 20, 2020
architectureLifeTravel

The Things You See Inside

By now, most of us are in week two or three of our shelter-in-place experience. Working from home for the first time. Having to home school kids. Wondering if day-drinking is considered a hobby. And while the weather here has been relatively crappy, there have been a few days nice…
Waylon Tate
April 3, 2020
businessLife

Not Ready to Snap

Author’s Note: This was written pre-shelter-in-place/social distancing guidelines. I know a lot of us are working from home not by choice. I hope if you are the adjustment hasn’t been too great, and you can find some ideas on how to be successful (as well as some humor) below. We…
Waylon Tate
March 30, 2020