Lite Notes

Virtual Reality

Aug 31st, 2020

September 2020 looks different compared to years past. For many of us, September is a month of travel—to Las Vegas or Atlanta. No one, most likely, is going to either of those cities in September, at least not for a trade show. For many of us, this time of year is synonymous with travel, re-connecting […]

Staying Connected

Jul 27th, 2020

Four months ago if you asked me what I would be working on the last week of July I’d say something like preparing for the upcoming in-person show issues, booking flights to Las Vegas and Dusseldorf, and catching up after a week of vacation. Only the latter is 100% accurate. And while I’m not booking […]

Silver Linings

Jun 30th, 2020

Halfway through 2020 … what a year so far. I know I’m not the first to say that; I’m sure you’ve heard that, or some version of it, from plenty of others. I think we can all agree, it’s been a tough six months on all sorts of levels. But I’m not here to be […]

Better than Normal

Apr 27th, 2020

Lately, I find myself saying things like “when everything gets back to normal …” and I have to stop and pause. Sure, normal is fine. But what if we could be better than normal? While we’re all struggling in our own way with the impact the coronavirus is having, I’ve seen a lot of good […]

Building Better Buildings

Mar 30th, 2020

The world is a very different place compared to when I last wrote this blog. Many of us are still adjusting to what’s become a new normal—at least for now—whether that means learning to work from home or simply adjusting to having to stay home. This is our world right now, and staying home is […]

Twenty Years, 240 Magazines, Thousands and Thousands of Pages

Feb 24th, 2020

“Most recent graduates don’t spend more than a couple years at a job.” That’s what my college communication professor said during my senior year. Basically, he explained, recent graduates get a job, try it on, gain some experience and move on. Does anyone truly expect their first place of employment to also be their last? […]

Blue January

Jan 31st, 2020

“January has been the longest year ever.” That was a quote that caught my eye recently while scrolling through social media. I have to admit, I agree. January is sort of like the month we love to hate … you’re just coming off all the excitement from the holidays and then nothing. At least for […]

Photo Ops

Dec 20th, 2019

Here we are, once again saying good-bye to another year. And as I’ve done the past couple of years, I’m also taking a look back on the photos still on my phone (and now removed) and some of the places my travel brought me this year. I have to say, one of the best parts […]

Calling All Troublemakers … Your Help is Needed

Nov 26th, 2019

If Steve Jobs was alive and wasn’t heading up Apple, imagine if he was leading a company in the facades industry. What do you think he would say to those in his organization? Would he say, “That looks good. Keep doing what you’re doing, just like that.” I doubt it. It would probably be something […]

That’s Using Your Metal

Oct 28th, 2019

After nearly two decades of writing about and reporting on the architectural glass and metal industry, I’ve been to many, many trade shows and conferences. These are a great way to keep up with and learn about new products, companies, trends and more. While much of what we cover is about glass, metal is also […]

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