My relationship with bricks started on trip to the Hocking Hills around 1999 or 2000.  I was staying in a cabin at Lake Hope State Park. I found a brick with some writing on it while looking for firewood.  Something about it struck me.  I could tell it was old.  It had LOGAN written on it.  It landed in my basement and stayed there for years without any additional thought.  Then I became entralled by Athens and the brick paved streets that add to its character. My connection to bricks started to change as my connection to that place grew.  It would be over a decade before bricks caught my eye again, and that is when the Brickness (Brick Sickness) began.