Category Archives: Safety First


Aristotle discovered new ideas through experimentation. Motivated like any other living creature,  moving about on hands and knees, baby Ari  sought to improve his lot in life  by solving puzzles and increasing his awareness. As he moved about, bumping into this and that one can easily imagine his mother giving him a word now and then as labels for his successes.

There and are no completed works of this man; he began life and ended it the same way; by seeking safety. During the last year of his life, Aristotle fled what he perceived to bea dangerous new government and spent the last year of his life living with his mother in her home. About the only thing known about this time in his life is that he died of a belly ache.




If I have a choice of two routes from Dunlap to Pinnacle Peak, the longest route being Seventh St, The shortest Cave Creek Rd., I’ll choose Seventh St. even though it is several miles farther to my goal.
When I design the interior of my home, that interior gets changed weekly, perhaps daily. I feel safest when I am surrounded with Beauty and Continuity and I seek daily to improve.
I designed a home for a blind friend in 2013; when I listed her priorities, they were based on a lifetime of knowing how to find things , priorities which were first established when she had sight. “Anything else I need to know?”, I asked?
“Yes” she replied with a thoughtful look and a brief pause; “make it beautiful and please make it safe.”
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