Charles Edward Coughlin (/ˈkɒɡlɪn/ KOG-lin; October 25, 1891 – October 27, 1979), commonly known as Father Coughlin, was a Canadian-American Roman Catholic priest who was based in the United States near Detroit. He was the founding priest of the National Shrine of the Little Flower church. He was one of the first political leaders to use radio to reach a mass audience: during the 1930s, an estimated 30 […]
A Fine Romance Frank Sinatra A fine romance, with no kissesA fine romance, my friend this isWe should be like a couple of hot tomatoesBut you’re as cold as yesterday’s mashed potatoesA fine romance, you won’t nestleA fine romance, you won’t wrestleI might as well play bridgeWith my old maid auntI haven’t got a chanceThis […]
Joel Solkoff’s Column Vol. VI, Number 5 DATELINE Thursday, November 19, 2020. Williamsport Pennsylvania, a town of 28,000 people (a treasure trove of architecture) 178 miles southeast over rotten roads to Philadelphia’s Independence Hall where my fathers (mothers did not apply) ratified the Constitution of the United States.Reality here in the county seat of Lycoming […]
Four years before Reagan broke the mold designed by L’Enfant and codified by Jefferson, I walked six blocks from my apartment on East Capitol Street to attend the Inauguration of Jimmy Carter. I walked [I could walk then] past the Library of Congress to my left, past the Supreme Court on my right into glorious […]
Appendix: Redesign suggestions for the bathroom— Most dangerous room in the house . This e-architect exclusive is a hitherto unpublished section from my book “Renovating Existing Housing to Make It Wheel Chair Accessible.” Overview Cautionary note: The intent of this analysis is to pour cold water on the sense of accomplishment one achieves from renovating a residence to […]
Let us start with my editors here at e-architect who for the past ten years have supporting me in my steadily increasing grandiosity: Sunset for the vulnerable and what architects can do about it Dateline: Thursday September 3, 2020. Rural beautiful Lycoming County Pennsylvania, United States. After a lifetime of living somewhere else, this is […]
All architects today in the era of a massive pandemic which killed over 1,000 or our residents–are Covid-19 architects. This is a global pandemic that will last for at least five years. If you are an architect and you are not focusing on how to protect your clients from the microscopic danger, you are out of business. Sell used cars instead.