Highlights of September 2015
See what we were
reading in September 2015
We went to Autodesk's Design Night on September 3. Here
Care's mug shot with Heike and friend.
Labor day weekend, Jon hiked in the Mt. Burdell open space
preserve behind our house. It is a little travelled area that has great views of
the main Mt. Burdell preserve.
Jon's friend Mark died unexpectedly at the age of 59. Mark
was an architectural school classmate and roomate. We travelled together and
kept in touch over the years but have not seen each other since we moved from
Ohio back to California. I'll always remember Mark's infectious laugh and wicked
sense of humor. When we got married, Care's father had died so Mark agreed to
walk her down the aisle. He was as nervous as if he was her real father. When we
moved back to California, we planted a palm tree by our house and named it Mark.
The tree was five feet tall (Mark was kind of a short guy). Mark never saw the
tree but it is now 50 feet tall and going strong.
I'll always remember Mark when I see that palm tree. He had a thing about
At the end of September, we installed a
Mark White sculpture called a
counter-revolving IRIS in our back yard. It is wind-driven and kinetic. We
purchased during our Santa Fe trip
At the end of September, Jon went to Boston to teach Autodesk ABLE class. While
there he and his colleagues saw the Janet Echelman sculpture and toured the new
Autodesk offices (under construction) in the Boston Seaport area.
On to October 2015