An Architect in Santa Rosa, CA, USA – hospital design. I have a personal love for what some people call the liberal arts and what used to be called “Western Civ” back when I was in college in the 70's but that I missed out on because of my technical schooling. Always trying to fill in those gaps ever since. And what bigger gap than our cultural/historical roots. Ancestry is Irish/German so that seems to make me a modern day celtic/germanic descendant. How did we get the way we are? Where did "that" come from? That being our physical features or or cultural traditions or our taste in food or clothing or buildings or ... you name it. Nothing comes out of nothing. Everything is influenced by something in the past and Jamie does an excellent job of laying it out or speculating intelligently about the type of issues I find fascinating.