Professional Building in Umatilla, Oregon.


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When a thing you were sure of turns out to be incorrect, how many branches do you regress? Go too far and you'll be questioning everything while finishing nothing.

Timothy Lee Russell | 1/9/2018 9:05:56 AM

Professional Building

In this experiment we call life, there are an infinite number of timelines. In this timeline, I think we should agree that it is impossible for anyone to make everything, so what is A Company that Makes Everything™ anyway? Is it a lie? How is it different than a "Professional Building"?

That is a great question and I thank you for posing it but the answer is, there is no way of knowing because everything in life is based on time and perspective.

Perspective is tricky because it may actually be impossible to truly understand anything outside our own experience at a visceral level. This is the classic, "Am I simply a figment of your imagination?"

On an intellectual level though, it is so easy to get other perspectives these days, whether they come from real human beings or bots that troll the underweb.

You don't even need to ask for opinions, they literally grow on trees but if you can slow down, remain open, not discount other opinions out of hand and actually listen, you can move beyond your singular perspective, or at least that is the hope.

We view ourselves like no one else

One day we imagine ourselves to be heroes, another day, geniuses and too often for many of us, there are days when we feel like we don't matter.

You matter! It's just that you want to be a Professional Building so badly that you build a giant sign to try and tell people who you want them to think you are.

The unfortunate truth is that it is often seen as insincere, no matter the intent.

People are going to see what they want to see

You want someone to imagine the beautiful environment you've created solely for their enjoyment. Peaceful days, enjoying life. No worries. Hang with the cool kids, just chill and play some ukulele standards while making the big bucks and maybe get some work done.

Unfortunately they see a facade that has seen better days, obsequiously drooping for the seasons that slowly erode both the surface and the structure. Self-description so tragically ironic that the L hangs akimbo, mottled by years of frost and sun. The exuberance of a grand plan evident but the execution and upkeep, less than stellar.

But we're completely different!

A Company that Makes Everything™ doesn't even have an L in it.

Our plan is to keep things positive, enjoy day to day life, embrace the amazing work of others and be appreciative of everyone's contribution to the progress we're making together.

This is a new site and these are some of the first words we're adding to it so it has been difficult to choose the first project to celebrate because it will set a tone. It's also possible we're reading too much into it.

In any case, the project should be a bit technical with a concern for aesthetics. It should be clever and it gets extra points if it has a practical purpose that it looks like the end product can deliver. Upcycling material that might have been discarded otherwise makes it even better. Descriptive textual information about how the project was built along with some documentary evidence in the form of pictures or video make it complete.

Without further ado, we're going to point you right over to a UFO Chicken Spaceship.



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