The Awkward Poser has not posted in many weeks. During that period the confluence of project deadlines hit a fury I have never encountered in all my years as an architect. I have travelled to Baltimore and Tampa, Rochester and Albany, Augusta and New London, Kalamazoo and Birmingham. I have been on 6 am flights and midnight returns, spent whole weeks out of the office, followed by whole weekends playing catch up.
The result has been exhausting, but fruitful. I completed a series of deadlines that aligned, have a handful of happy clients, maintained a modicum of balance through my yoga practice, and with that behind me, I negotiated an extended vacation. I spent the first half of this summer watching the world at play from my office window or the narrow aperture of an airplane porthole. I intend to spend the second half engaged in the outdoor world, and given my nature; I will likely be inclined to comment about what I see.