Muscles, Searching and Finding Blue

I am working on a new painting (2015.12.20.031). It is a picture of a man standing in front of a daylight window. The sun is quite bright and causes a strong back light. The figure is approaching a female apparition (or is it?). Over the course of thinking about the...

Saying goodbye and hello

Some of you know that I am a co-founder, along with Thomas Meyer and Garth Rockcastle, of Meyer, Scherer and Rockcastle, Ltd in Minneapolis, Minnesota—architects, interior designers and urban planners. While this is the official name, it is now simply called MSR...

Well Finished Death

These first few weeks in January have been filled with death–starting with the world wide sadness over the death of David Bowie.  When a celebrity dies, the world mourns. When a  child dies of dysentery or hunger in a far away land only the...

Postive::Negative::Postive

The following text was recently posted on my Facebook page recently by a former employee and architect: Jeff, I sincerely submit that … The world is still a beautiful place… America is still a beautiful place… People and organizations still do...

Slow motion asynchrony

Once in a while we are removed from our normal mental and physical routines. For me, the removal came as the result of a bi-lateral hernia operation. For those that know me, I have moved at a fast pace since I emerged from my mother’s womb. I walk fast, eat fast...

certainty is only an expression of fear

Today David Bowie died. It is a sad day—but in his passing I have been placed in a reflective mood—thinking about his life and creations. There is not much I can add to the volumes of recollections, memories and stories being posted all over the news sites and the...

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