Archive for June, 2010

In Sacramento for the next 4 days writing the new California Supplemental Architecture Exam. Thanks Elise for the great opportunity!

“Did the Pilgrims on the Mayflower sit around Plymouth Rock waiting for a return trip? They came here…”

“Did the Pilgrims on the Mayflower sit around Plymouth Rock waiting for a return trip? They came here to settle. And that’s what we should be doing on Mars. When you go to Mars, you need to have made the decision that you’re there permanently. The more people we have there, the more it can become a sustaining environment. – Buzz Aldrin”

Buzz Aldrin Is Not All That Impressed With Walking on the Moon | Little Gold Men | Vanity Fair

I go to bed at 3am and I still can’t sleep in past 8…. its a curse

New at #talatorre An open letter to my friends to discuss some unpleasant news… (http://cli.gs/QzPsA)

An open letter to my friends to discuss some unpleasant news…

Dear Friends,

In this age of hyper-connectivity it’s much easier to shout out the good news on Twitter and Facebook than the bad. Sometimes in life we might actually physically mail something to our friends, a wedding and birth announcement, or maybe an invitation to a graduation. Unfortunately there really isn’t a good way to announce what I am about to say:

Crystal and I have been separated for quite some time and our divorce will be final later this year.

I had hoped to tell all of you individually or at most that you would learn about it on your own, but I’ve realized that both of those options are unrealistic. Neither Crystal nor I have made any public announcements but I feel it’s only fair to you that you find out sooner than later. I’m sorry you had to find out this way. Trust me, I wish the situation were different, but I really want to save you from making any more potentially embarrassing and awkward comments online. 🙂

Besides this one mention I won’t be talking any more about this and it’s not something I wish to discuss publicly.  Please don’t comment on Facebook about this and don’t like the link to this post! I realize that now that I’ve said this one of you will! 🙂 Private messages, emails, and gift baskets are always welcome.

Thank you for the love and support you have shown us both over the years. Crystal and I are taking separate paths in our lives and I realize that this may change the dynamic of the relationship I have with some of you. She and I are on relatively good terms given the circumstances and I wish her all the happiness life can offer.

Thank you for your friendship,

~Tim

RT @ginatrapani: YouTube now has a vuvuzela button on all videos (the soccer ball icon next to 360p setting). Tx @digitalkitty!

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart … In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths.