Rick Zimmerman

I'm an architect, designer, writer, cartoonist, science buff, math whiz and avid reader, with a streak of sardonic humor.

To enter a fascinating and delightful new world, visit Art the Deco Fox, Silly Shark, Nate the Year's #1 Salesnewt, Whistlin' Dixie, sly croc, the Whopper Spaniel, Deconstructed Architect, the Cactoose, Basking Beartrap Gecko, El Llama Doloroso, Ollie Blowfish and many other zany characters and scenes.

If you're considering buying your first house, check out my 10 articles on getting started.

If you're interested in the architecture, sights, landmarks and attractions of Cleveland and elsewhere, check out my more than 209 articles on cool sights.

If you're curious about green design, sustainability, environmentalism and helping the planet, you'll find 74 articles on doing more with less.

If you just need witty advice on life's little problems, try my hubs on wisdom, dorm rooms, Europe, green roofs, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, squirrels, politics, The Beatles, driving, being president or pope, Harvard, baked chicken, Tickfaw, naming your musical group, three lies the world tells you, Devon Rex, solar power, reindeer, romantic settings, being a potato, Europe, life as a dog, growing old, Santa, taxes, saving the world, selecting a home site, light pasta, detectives, Valentine's Day, living stress-free, understanding your cat, rain gardens, teenagers, using an architect, Junkanoo, pitching a softball, or enjoying a root canal.

And, if you have a creative bent, you can see how to cartoon, caricature, sketch or create an architectural rendering (or aliens).

Hope you enjoy! And I'd love feedback. Thanks.