Pittsburgh Years

 

 

 

STORY THREAD

 

ESOTERICA

 

 

 

GETTING THERE

 

 

Trying to get started, at something

 

 

 

 

 

QUILTY’S AND ON

 

Molasses

A profession of sorts

 

In over my head

 

 

 

BIG TIME ENGINEERING

 

 

New place, new job, new life

 

 

 

 

 

SETTLING IN

 

Complexity

Architecture fades;  boy studies

 

Very large Swiss watches

 

 

 

TOUGH TIMES

 

Sticks

Layoffs      A loaner      Dad’s project

 

The magic of sticks

 

 

 

GOING NUCLEAR

 

 

Painter gets medal       The Beaver Motel   

 

 

 

 

 

COLORS

 

Almost nothing

Leafy green      White paper      Big Blue

 

A vacuum chamber

 

 

 

MAINFRAMES

 

 

Trips to a Cathedral  

 

 

 

 

 

MAKE IT GO AWAY

 

 

Pu      Contortions in The Empire State

 

 

 

 

 

THE CRITICAL PATH

 

 

Man gets cocky, moves up

 

 

 

 

 

Critical Systems

 

 

Systems Analysis 101      The MBAs

 

 

 

 

 

MICROS

 

 

Tools for a new career      Partings

 

 

 

 

 

Simplex

 

Portfolio: 1013 East Carson

Man, unemployed, starts business

 

Simplex International Headquarters

 

 

 

The Bugeye

 

Portfolio: the Bugeye

Dad’s new project

 

How to build a boat

 

 

 

Southside

 

famiglia

Ethnicity revisited; business…  learned?

 

Attractions of the drinking life

 

 

 

Endings

 

 

Mom and dad check-out; man goes on

 

 

 

 

 

Virtual plant

 

 

Back to design, and loving it

 

 

 

 

 

The big one

 

 

Old man talks about illness