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Snow Day

I feel like the biggest dork. And not for the usual reasons, but because it snowed. Obviously not here in Dallas. Snow in May would cause people here to lose their minds. It’s bad enough when that happens in March. I can only imagine the craziness that would ensue if…
jwa
May 27, 2022
LifeTravel

Christmas Post-Christmas

Happy New Year! Or is it still Christmas? Driving through the neighborhood this week, I felt like it was a bit of a toss-up as to whether it’s really 2022, or if we’re still waiting for Santa. House after house still had their Christmas lights up. And oddly enough, I…
jwa
January 7, 2022
architectureLifeTravel

Sense of Misdirection

Architects should have a good sense of direction, for no other reason than our professors pound that into us in nearly every studio. We’re taught the importance of siting a building to take advantage of natural light and topography. Then when we finally start working, every plan drawing is marked…
jwa
July 23, 2021
LifeTravel

Same Heat. Same Humidity. Same Smell.

Honestly, New Orleans should just make that part of their travel branding. Stepping out of the car at the hotel last weekend, we realized we might not be prepared for the heat and the humidity after nearly two years away. Except we didn’t really care. We were just happy to…
jwa
June 18, 2021
LifeTravel

The Great Indoors

I am not a big fan of the great outdoors. Past experiences have led me to believe the feeling is mutual, just based on the mosquito bites alone. But misery loves company, so this past weekend I suffered through a walloping allergy attack, which is finally wearing its way out…
jwa
May 14, 2021
LifeTravel

Second Birthdays

With another birthday just around the corner, I’m at that point in life where a lady doesn’t reveal her age. (Nor would a gentleman ask!) But let’s just say I’m somewhere between receiving my first letter from AARP and being able to get free coffee at Whataburger. And we’ll leave…
jwa
May 7, 2021
LifeTravel

On a Jet Plane

This afternoon will mark the first time in the last year that travelling hasn’t involved a car and my in-law’s house. Now that I’m vaccinated, I’m actually hopping on a plane and heading to Denver to see a friend. He was here in March 2019 the weekend the world shut…
jwa
April 30, 2021
Food for thoughtTravel

Tripping Out

Have you started planning any trips yet? With shots going in arms, I’m having a hard time not thinking about travel. Especially after foregoing our usual trips last year, and Matthew and I spending this week’s podcast talking about quirky international hotels. Ack! A million moons ago, when James and…
jwa
March 22, 2021
architectureLifeTravel

Architecture is a Drag

A few years ago, James and I purchased photographs from a local artist that quickly became two of our favorite art pieces. Both depict a drag queen in full regalia – pageant gown, full hair and makeup, crown – performing very non-drag-queen tasks. One of which has her wielding a…
jwa
February 26, 2021
LifeTravel

Vacation Blues

The hammer has fallen. We aren’t going to Key West after Christmas. Over our regular Friday night dinner with friends, in between talk of politics and whatever we’ve been binge-watching, the discussion came up about what to do with Key West. While we all wanted to go, we came to…
Clint Thomson
November 20, 2020
Spotted Dog Architecture