Category Archives: Philosophy

One Manifesto

Originally posted on wesleyworkswithwood:
If you don’t already follow Peter Sellers blog, I invite you to go read his most recent post, Lifting Your Spirits – Working With Your Own Hands!. I don’t know if he’d call it a manifesto,…

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Don’t Forget to Enjoy the Ride

Life is short.  If you’re fortunate enough to live with the means and privilege and food security, consider yourself lucky.  When I feel low or unhappy, I always want to remember the people subjected to abject poverty worldwide through no … Continue reading

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Wise Words

From my governor … I learned endurance of labour, and to want little, and to work with my own hands, and not to meddle with other people’s affairs, and not to be ready to listen to slander. Marcus Aurelius: The … Continue reading

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Butcher block counter top.

Originally posted on Woodworker Network:
“If you remain insensitive to the individual characteristics of the material you are working with and cut regardless to a predetermined, exact measurement, then the finished piece will lack a certain wholeness and be little…

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“A man is rich in proportion to the number of things which he can afford to let alone.” Walden, Henry David Thoreau 1854.

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The Idler

Freedom Manifesto from Tom Hodgkinson I have read two of his books and five of his edited volumes so far and am amazed by how his sentiments match my own.  Learn more about this fascinating writer and editor at The … Continue reading

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The Peaceful Woods

“I have a great deal of company in my house; especially in the morning, when nobody calls.” Henry David Thoreau, Walden 1854. There is more to visiting than empty talk.

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