Category Archives: Publisher’s Note

Pointers

Yesterday was Mother’s Day – a busy day in our home as we honor the three women in our family who make life special. Fresh off the hugs, kisses, and reminiscing that takes place on this special day, I sat down in my chair, flipped to the first story I needed to proof, and started reminiscing again. I couldn’t help it. Our intrepid John Kneer (“The Starting Point” page 30) had written a compelling overview of an ambitious project he … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Issues, Landscape Architect Business, May/June 2012, Publisher's Note | Leave a comment

The Wild, Wild West

My favorite author of all-time is Louis L’Amour or, as he branded himself, “America’s Storyteller.” Every book started with a bang, literally–somebody shooting at somebody in the start of a black-and-white conflict ultimately ending with the good guy winning the girl and defeating raw evil all while holding himself to a moral standard the reader admired and, in my case, secretly hoped to emulate. The good guy always had several traits: physical strength (able to withstand unbearable amounts of agony … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Issues, Landscape Architect Business, March/April 2012, Publisher's Note | Leave a comment

Spread The Love

I walked into the office, a 23-year-old recruit, fresh from the halls of academia ready to change the world. As I sat down, I noticed the message light on my phone blink, blink, blinking away. I picked it up, punched in my code and heard, “This is a general message from Bob Wieber.” Bob was the owner, founder and president of the publishing company I was working for. In my six short months with the company, I never had a … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Issues, Jan/Feb 12, Landscape Architect Business, Publisher's Note | Leave a comment

Beyond Convention

If you were to stumble into my family room on any given Sunday, you would likely find me lying on the carpet watching the Cleveland Browns find new and creative ways to lose a football game. You probably wouldn’t think too much of it–just a normal football fan living and dying with his team. But, if you were four years old, your perspective might be a bit different. In that case, apparently, you would see a playground or perhaps a … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Issues, Landscape Architect Business, Nov/Dec 11, Publisher's Note | Leave a comment

Perspective

The sound of laughter brought me into the kitchen. Rounding the corner from the front hall, I found my wife wiping tears from her eyes as she carefully put yet another preschool project into a binder for my daughter’s “Special Box.” “What’s so funny?” “You’ve got to see this,” she said. I walked to the table. All I saw was an indistinct red crayon shape on a piece of plain white copy paper. “Do you know what this is?” she … Continue reading

Posted in Columns, Issues, Landscape Architect Business, Publisher's Note, Sep/Oct 11 | Leave a comment