Happy Birthday to the Late-Great, Oscar Niemeyer

This past Saturday (December 15th) would have been the 105th birthday for architect Oscar Niemeyer, born Oscar Ribeiro de Almeida Niemeyer Soares Filho (whew!).  However, the Pritzker-Prize winning, Brazilian master architect passed away last Thursday, December 6th, due to complications from a prior kidney condition.  Niemeyer was a professional who was known for seeing architecture as a higher calling, once stating that “the architect’s role is to fight for a better world, where he can produce an architecture that serves everyone and not just a group of privileged people.”   Continue reading “Happy Birthday to the Late-Great, Oscar Niemeyer”

My 27th Year Celebrated Today

How do you celebrate your own birthday on a blog?  In the real world (or in real life, or IRL), there are cards, drinks, cakes, singing, laughing, and well-wishes from your friends and family (by the way, BIG THANKS to my friends and family for the birthday wishes).  I also realize that I have already covered much of my childhood, adolescence, teenage years, college days, and professional experience in the 110+ blog entries I’ve made.   I guess rather than find another way to wedge other personal stories and details into yet another blog entry, I’d do this:


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