“Because every design must satisfy competing objectives, there necessarily has to be compromise among, if not the complete exclusion of, some of those objectives, in order to meet what are considered the more important of them.” –Henry Petroski, Small Things Considered


Barefoot in the Kitchen Dept…

“There’s something feminine about a tree. It does a strip tease in the fall, goes with bare limbs all winter, gets a new outfit every spring and lives off saps all summer.” -Walnut, Ia., Bureau. American Nurseryman 1 December 1950.

My how times have changed!