We, ( two colleagues and I) are embarking on the writing of a textbook on portfolio development for design students. The contract is already signed with a major publisher, we have an advance, and the clock is ticking on our 18 months unitl deadline! Observations that follow will be some of the rambling precursors to that text. I hope you find some of these pre-publication ruminations amusing or valuable. If that is the case, add a comment to the site. And if you have any experiences you would like to share, or a have a portfolio that you think would be of interest, let me know. We might be able to include it in the book.