Sunday, September 19, 2010

Best Of The Best.

Apparently this shot here made Explore's "Most Interesting Shots" page.

Not too damn shabby!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Appreciation.

I work in a cut-throat industry.
It comes with a "what have you done for me lately" approach.
Developers, general contractors, supervisors all abide by this philosophy.
To show appreciation is to lose control and power.
It's a sign of weakness and emotion.

In 7+ years I have only heard the words "thank you" a few times.
And they weren't always genuine.

Today I received a forwarded email from my dad, that came from one of the owners of the general contrator we are working for at the Richmond Automall.
We are building the new Open Road Lexus dealership.
It read:
"Just wanted to let you know that your making us look good out there…..thanks."
A simple message.
But one that comes with such power for me.
I busted my ass, as did my guys, putting that building together on a very very tight schedule.
For an owner to say that means the world to me.
Because it is exceedingly rare to feel appreciated in this business.

And for once I do.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Revival.

Like the sun setting on a finished day.
It's story long since drawn to a close.
The final chapter read and played out.
The characters voices silenced forever.

The end.


Yet the sun will rise anew.
A story just waiting to be written.
Fogged in, the characters cannot see far ahead.
But the sun is ready to light the pages.

Once upon a time...