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Boo!

October is here! And that means the Gay High Holy Day of Halloween is just around the corner. Although considering decorations started going up around here last month, Halloween may already be in full swing. We discovered not long after moving to our neighborhood that trick-or-treating wasn’t an event. Most…
Clint Thomson
October 2, 2020
architectureLife

Color – or Lack Thereof

Every fall, Sherwin Williams announces their color of the year for the coming year. And in a year that’s seen a global pandemic, protests and rioting, and the death of a beloved Supreme Court justice, I almost fell out of my chair when I saw their selection. Urbane Bronze. Or…
Clint Thomson
September 25, 2020
architectureLife

Spaces

My first studio professor, in describing an assignment, said he wanted us to understand how one feels moving through a space. He couldn’t tell us how to build that space, just that we were supposed to create it. Looking back, no wonder I finished my degree elsewhere. However, being an…
Clint Thomson
September 11, 2020
businessLife

And I’m Spent!

One thing about work that hasn’t changed during the pandemic – finishing up the day and thinking about just melting into the sofa. Or into a martini. And today was one of those days. In the past that feeling usually came with a deadline. You’re pushing yourself and others to…
Clint Thomson
August 21, 2020
Food for thoughtLife

Staycation – All I Ever Wanted?

If nothing else, I hope this pandemic has been a learning experience for all of us. Learning how we handle stress. Or how to cook (or realizing that we already knew). Or how early is too early to start having wine. And this month has been no different for me,…
Clint Thomson
August 17, 2020
architectureLife

Rain Rain, Go Away

I was looking out my window this morning thinking how nice the rain was. July suddenly didn’t feel like July. And some extra water for the plants and trees in July is always good. Unless you’re building something. Like the Farmhouse project. Crap! On a scale of 1 to 10,…
Clint Thomson
July 31, 2020
Life

Christmas Time Again?

Merry Christmas in July!! Wait. You’re not celebrating? Thank God! I’m not either. While I am all for Christmas decorations, once a year is enough. And even then, the thought of putting up the Christmas tree in our post-Thanksgiving haze is daunting. I cannot imagine doing that in the middle…
Clint Thomson
July 24, 2020
architectureLifeTravel

Missing

Today is Bastille Day, the French holiday celebrating the storming of the Bastille. Or for you Francophiles, la Fête nationale. However, as I am neither French nor revolutionary, today would have simply gone by with little muss or fuss. Except lately I find myself missing the one place in the…
Clint Thomson
July 14, 2020
architectureLifeUncategorized

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…
Clint Thomson
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…
Clint Thomson
June 19, 2020