CR, Going through some jour­nal entries from a few months ago and found this from a Seneca quote: [The wise man] does not have to walk ner­vous­ly or cau­tious­ly, for he has such self con­fi­dence that he does not hes­i­tate to make a stand against for­tune and will nev­er give ground to her.  He has […]

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I found I love the Amer­i­can West, that there’s a whole hell of a lot of coun­try out there that is still pret­ty untouched, that there’s noth­ing like the warm rays of first light on a cold desert morn­ing, that free­dom is worth run­ning fast and loose for, and that the most impor­tant things for

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tough sense of humor/levity show gen­eros­i­ty con­scious of diction/vocabulary Jus­ti­fi­able self con­fi­dence and belief in self read for pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment Joy in their work care for oth­ers Respect for blue col­lar work and crafts­men Atten­tion to detail Integri­ty Self aware­ness of ability/capability Under­stands the place of phys­i­cal­i­ty Will­ing­ness to face facts List mak­ers Writ­ten goals Talk­ing to your­self Lack

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Patagonia and me

CR, Am read­ing “Let My Peo­ple Go Surf­ing” by Chouinard and these pas­sages stood out enough for me to adapt them to my own work, with inspi­ra­tion for a more con­crete per­son­al phi­los­o­phy. Cheers, NFH Phi­los­o­phy of Archi­tec­ture (from Let My Peo­ple Go Surf­ing, Y Chouinard 1. Don’t build a new build­ing unless it’s absolutely

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soil and health…

CR, I prob­a­bly should have added a few choice pieces of writ­ing lift­ed off of Steve Solomon’s web­site ( Here are a few to whet your appetite.  I think you’ll real­ly dig this guy: I have irrad­i­ca­ble propen­si­ties toward inde­pen­dence, the expres­sion of per­son­al sov­er­eign­ty and the exer­cise of lib­er­ty. Great dying words: “I do not

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Seven Days to Freedom

On a warm May morn­ing last spring I walked out of my house in San Clemente and down the over­grown trail to Trestles’s for an ear­ly surf.  I pad­dled out to glass and the peace that comes with a morn­ing ses­sion.  Tues­day morn­ing, twen­ty surfers.  A four foot swell com­ing in from the south, just above

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Ten Days

13 Feb­ru­ary 2001.   Jour­nal entry: “Tomor­row we will attempt to make San Juan del Sur.  We have spent the evening talk­ing with ‘Har­mo­ny’ and ’ Sli­p­away’.  The weath­er reports they have giv­en us are not good.  We are run­ning low on food, and the wind is still high.  This moment seems very seri­ous now, with

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