Lite Notes

When Two Worlds Collide

Jan 29th, 2016

Can you believe the first month of 2016 is almost over? I’d say the past four weeks have been non-stop. I started out finishing the January issue of USGlass, which features our first-ever “Made in North America” report, went straight into our annual listing of the nation’s top contract glaziers (look for that in February) […]

What’s on Your Calendar?

Dec 29th, 2015

As I write this, the end of 2015 is only days away. And, as I always do, I’m sitting here thinking how quickly the past year went by. But it’s also a time to think about the coming year and all that it will bring. Just a quick glance at my calendar and I see […]

Coffee Talk

Nov 19th, 2015

I live in a town where there isn’t a Starbucks. Really. Not one. But that’s okay. I get my latte fix at our local coffee shop, The Daily Grind. Not only do they have amazing coffee drinks, but they serve freshly-prepared meals, like salads and wraps, offer delicious bakery items, have plenty of space to […]

I Run for Glass

Oct 23rd, 2015

October will be over in a week and I have so much to tell you. If your month has been anything like mine (non-stop, on-the-go, hectic …) you’re probably ready for things to slow down a bit, too. But rather than let things push me to my limit, I find ways to relax, blow off […]

What’s New?

Sep 18th, 2015

What’s new? It’s a question we commonly ask and are asked while attending and covering shows like GlassBuild America. Sometimes it’s a cool new product or machine. Other times I hear about new projects being built. There’s a lot that can be deemed “new” at a show. But after two days on the floor, here’s […]

Picture Perfect

Jul 31st, 2015

I have what some of my friends think of as a quirky habit. I guess it started about 10 years ago when I visited Barcelona with my sister. We were strolling along, taking in the energy and excitement of the city, when I was diverted by something along a side street. I turned, dragging my […]

What Do You Want to Be?

May 15th, 2015

When I was eight years old I knew I would be a writer one day. I just did. Sure, as I got older I thought, well maybe I will be a teacher or maybe I will go to law school…but something always pulled me back. Whether it was a newspaper or magazine or press releases, […]

Spring is in Session

Apr 30th, 2015

Now that the fierce, winter weather is finally (knock on wood) behind us, it’s time to think warm, spring thoughts: sunny days, pleasant temps, open windows. Personally, I like to think about spring as the perfect time for new beginnings and learning opportunities … let’s call it your “spring resolutions.” Some northeastern architects resolved to […]

Top 10 Reasons to Attend Architects’ Forum 2015

Mar 16th, 2015

Okay, we get it. Architects are busy people. And, it can be tough to get all the continuing education credits you need. But rest assured, I am here to help. What if I told you I know a way you can earn up to five continuing education units at the same place, same day. You’ll […]

Girl Meets Glass

Feb 17th, 2015

This is a blog that’s been a long time coming. I’ve started it a number of times, and have never been able to finish it or make it convey exactly what I wanted. It’s tough, you see, because it’s about a person, and I don’t often like to write about people on a personal level. […]