When I was thinking about moving to Vermont after 54 years in Virginia, I had my eye on three houses. There was the white house, the yellow house and a small blue house that was semi-surrounded by an abandoned slate quarry that I called the quarry house. I bought the quarry house, which became the name of my company, my web site, and this blog.
Most of my life I have worked in broadcast and media engineering, helping clients design and build TV studios, large-scale AV installations, control rooms, and other high technology projects. I also marketed at a pretty high level, helping build three technology startups into major corporations. For a time, I was also a partner in an ad agency. Yep, corporate America was me. Still is in some ways, since I still make some of my living in that realm.
At the same time, I had a creative side. I wrote poetry, short stories, articles, essays and a novel (Now there are two of them, and a third on the way.). I slowly evolved into a photographer and artist. I’ve designed a huge range of things from interiors to business processes to web sites to landscapes. I began to act as a “coach” (I hate that name) to a small group of people, sharing how I dealt with success and failure in my life to help them build better lives for themselves. That has become the most rewarding part of what I do.
Quarry House, the company, is my attempt to blend all the things I do into one. It’s not an easy task, since I’ve never been able to tell people what I do in 25 words or less. Quarry House, the blog, combines three of my favorite things – poetry, photography, and observations. If you are interested in learning more, please go visit Quarry House.
Thanks for visiting. Stay a while. Like I tell people here in Vermont. “I’m southern, where people drop in and chat.” So, drop in, leave me a message, or send me an e-mail. Everything great starts with a conversation.