Category Archives: Philosophy

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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Books:  “Books are the treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations. Books, the oldest and the best, stand naturally and rightfully on the shelves of every cottage. They have no cause of their own … Continue reading

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Build Your Foundation

“If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.” Henry David Thoreau, Walden. Build your dream, justify it later…

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