I attended my first HOA meeting yesterday. It was painful, and I have no plans to ever attend another. I cannot think of a worse way to spend an evening. The majority of the meeting was simply people arguing and complaining. I’d rather watch paint dry.

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.