It now appears that a bird has built a nest in the gutter of my house, out of the sticks that I still haven’t cleaned out yet this year. I don’t know whether to be happy that I helped the bird find a nice home or disappointed that I never cleaned the gutters!

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.