My favorite memory of my childhood involves running home from school. When I’d get to my house, I would take a shortcut through some of the landscaping to get to the front door as fast as possible. While running through the bushes, I would time my steps so I could jump on a large rock, about the size of a basketball. I don’t think my parents ever knew that the rock they had placed there as a decoration had such a huge effect on my childhood.


Kris @Alligator

Although I have many years of formal education, most of what I've learned has come from experimenting and trying to solve problems on my own. Once an idea for a project is set in my mind, it is all-consuming and one must learn everything possible about the subject on the way to the outcome. For learning is more than reading books and spoken word, it is hours of frustration, trial and error, and one sudden flash of insight when the world magically makes sense. It is during this moment when I am truely alive.