"You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.”– Dale Carnegie
Andy was passionate about his home and his family, you could tell. The smile on his face and enthusiasm in his voice were dead giveaways. He proudly showed off his brand new pizza oven and freshly-built deck. The huge stone oven was covered by an exposed beam awning accompanied by a sprawling deck which the awning didn't quite cover all the way. Right next to the deck was a wonderful little shade tree making sure we stayed comfortable in the late summer heat. You could tell Andy was a family man; he talked about baking all kinds of exotic pizzas with his wife and kids.
"Creativity is dangerous. We cannot open ourselves to new insight without endangering the security of our prior assumptions." -Robert Grudin
When I was in college, I hated writing. Papers, reports, presentations – as far as I was concerned they were slave labor. Then in my final semester of my senior year I took a class called Advanced Expository Writing which, to me, sounded like an extended definition of death. Contrary to my pre-conceived notions, the class turned out to be one of the best I had in college. The difference was that I was able to write about things that inspired me, moved me, and affected me in ways unlike the subjects of prior dry essays.
When Chad (the owner) asked me to start writing this blog for Hutch Design, I was excited to ex...