This blog is about the wide-ranging interests of Mary and Max van Balgooy in history, architecture, design, and community life. Our opinions are our own, and do not represent those of our family, friends, or employers (so don’t blame them if we get out of hand!). We welcome your comments and thoughts.

This blog duplicates mavb.us because it was hacked and infiltrated by trojan viruses and hence blocked by Google.  Mavb.us was automatically redirected to xamary.wordpress.com in September 2008 and things seem to be much better now (thanks for asking).