A lot of things, all over the map. I am a poster child for
scatterbrain thinking and living. On the plus side, multitasking
comes naturally to me. On the minus side, so does forgetting
things. If I forget our anniversary I will point to this very
sentence and say you were warned.
Some common threads of thought are usually:
design, and the principles behind them. I appreciate and
occasionally obsess over well-designed and beautiful things, be
they manifested in a building or a piece of technology. I want to
look at it, hold it, marvel at its details and try to understand
just why it had to be that way and could be no other. My aesthetic
preferences are one part neo-classical, one part post-modern, and
one-part Zen. McKim, Mead &
is the pinnacle of Western civilization; Le Corbusier
the harbinger of
its self-destructive nadir.
- Travel, frequently and far away. I've lived and worked in 5
countries, and visited a good deal more.
- The business/tech ideas I'm concocting to make my own dent in the
- The sort of vague/big-picture questions like where humanity is
headed--questions that are as endlessly fascinating as they are
hopelessly impossible to answer.
- My own mortality and trying to come to terms with it. No luck